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Make the best career fit for your personality type: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, or Conventional.

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“Best jobs” lists for each personality type, organized by earnings, growth, education level, and much more.

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Job descriptions packed with details on wages, growth, education required, tasks and responsibilities, and skills needed.

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Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D. Foreword by Kristine Dobson, Director, Career Information Delivery System, Utah Career Resource Network

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Farr, J. Michael. 50 best jobs for your personality / Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin. p. cm. -- (JIST's best jobs series) Includes index. ISBN 1-59357-177-1 (alk. paper) 1. Vocational guidance--Psychological aspects. 2. Career development--Psychological aspects. 3. Personality and occupation. 4. Vocational interests. 5. Occupations--Psychological aspects. I. Title: Fifty best jobs for your personality. II. Shatkin, Laurence. III. Title. IV. Series. HF5381.15.F3618 2005 331.702--dc22 2005005153 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without prior permission of the publisher except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews. Making copies of any part of this book for any purpose other than your own personal use is a violation of United States copyright laws. For permission requests, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at www.copyright.com or (978) 750-8400. We have been careful to provide accurate information throughout this book, but it is possible that errors and omissions have been introduced. Please consider this in making any career plans or other important decisions. Trust your own judgment above all else and in all things. Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this book are trade names, service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners. ISBN 1-59357-177-1


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sychologists have long understood a principle that many of us consider just common sense: that people have an aspect called personality that makes them feel more comfortable in some situations than in others. People who have a certain personality feel more capable of doing certain things and dealing with certain problems; they also feel more accepted when they are among people with personalities similar to their own. This is especially true for one place where people spend a major portion of their time: at work. People want to feel they fit in with the people and with the activities where they work. If personality is the key to this feeling of fitting in, then you need to consider this question: What kind of personality do you have? Maybe you can come up with a few ways to describe yourself, such as “sunny,” “energetic,” “conscientious,” “loyal,” “outgoing,” “funny,” or “competitive.” But what do those terms suggest for the kind of work you might enjoy and do well? What terms might be more useful? This book can help you think about your personality in terms that have proven relevance to the world of work. You’ll learn about the personality types that many psychologists and guidance practitioners use to describe people and jobs. You’ll take a quick assessment to help you clarify your dominant personality type. Then you’ll dig into a gold mine of facts about the jobs that are the best fit for your personality type—and that are the best for other reasons, such as their wages and job openings. The lists of “best jobs” will help you zero in on promising careers, and the descriptive profiles of the jobs will open your eyes to career choices that previously you may not have known much about. We all want to fit in somewhere. And there are probably several different careers where each of us could fit in. But why not do it in a really good job? That’s what this book can help you choose. (continued)


(continued) Credits and Acknowledgments: While the authors created this book, it is based on the work of many others. The occupational information is based on data obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau. These sources provide the most authoritative occupational information available. The job titles and their related descriptions are from the O*NET database, which was developed by researchers and developers under the direction of the U.S. Department of Labor. They, in turn, were assisted by thousands of employers who provided details on the nature of work in the many thousands of job samplings used in the database’s development. We used the most recent version of the O*NET database, release 7. We appreciate and thank the staff of the U.S. Department of Labor for their efforts and expertise in providing such a rich source of data.

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Table of Contents Summary of Major Sections Introduction. A short overview to help you better understand and use the book. Starts on page 1. Part I: Overview of Personality and Career. Part I is an overview of personality and of personality types. This section also explores the relationship between personality and career. Starts on page 11. Part II: What’s Your Personality Type? Take an Assessment. This part helps you discover your personality type with a short, easy-to-complete assessment. Starts on page 17. Part III: The Best Jobs Lists: Jobs for Each of the Six Personality Types. The 140 lists in Part III show you the best jobs in terms of high salaries, fast growth, and plentiful job openings for each of the six personality types. You can also see which jobs are best when these factors are combined. Further lists classify the jobs according to education and training required and several other features, such as jobs with the highest percentage of women and of men and jobs with high rates of self-employment and part-time workers. Although there are a lot of lists, they are easy to understand because they have clear titles and are organized into groupings of related lists. Starts on page 27. Part IV: Descriptions of the 50 Best Jobs for Each Personality. This part provides a brief but information-packed description of the 50 jobs from each personality type that met our criteria for high pay, fast growth, or many openings. Each description contains information on earnings, projected growth, education and training required, job duties, skills, related job titles, related knowledge and courses, and many other details. The descriptions are presented in alphabetical order within each personality type. This structure makes it easy to look up a job that you’ve identified in a list from Part III and that you want to learn more about. Starts on page 119. Part V: Appendixes. Appendix A contains a list of occupations in this book and their two-letter Personality codes. Appendix B explains the various skills listed in the job descriptions in Part IV. Appendix C lists the GOE interest fields and work groups, and Appendix D defines the related knowledges and courses listed in the job descriptions in Part IV. Starts on page 427.

Detailed Table of Contents Part I: Overview of Personality and Career ....11

Why Use Personality to Choose a Career? ........11 Describing Personality Types ............................12 The RIASEC Personality Types ........................12 Other Assessments with RIASEC Output ........16 Part II: What’s Your Personality Type? Take an Assessment......................................17

Step 1: Respond to the Statements ....................18 Step 2: Score Your Responses ............................25 Step 3: Find Jobs That Suite Your Personality Type ..............................................25 Part III: The Best Jobs Lists: Jobs for Each of the Six Personality Types ........................27

Best Jobs Overall for Each Personality Type: Jobs with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings......................................28 The 50 Best Realistic Jobs ............................29 The 50 Best Investigative Jobs ......................30 The 50 Best Artistic Jobs..............................32 The 50 Best Social Jobs................................34 The 50 Best Enterprising Jobs ......................35 The 50 Best Conventional Jobs ....................38 The 20 Best-Paying Realistic Jobs ................40 The 20 Best-Paying Investigative Jobs ..........40 The 20 Best-Paying Artistic Jobs ..................41 The 20 Best-Paying Social Jobs ....................42 The 20 Best-Paying Enterprising Jobs ..........42 The 20 Best-Paying Conventional Jobs ........43 The 20 Fastest-Growing Realistic Jobs ..........44 The 20 Fastest-Growing Investigative Jobs ....45 The 20 Fastest-Growing Artistic Jobs ............45 The 20 Fastest-Growing Social Jobs..............46 The 20 Fastest-Growing Enterprising Jobs ....47 The 20 Fastest-Growing Conventional Jobs ..47 The 20 Realistic Jobs with the Most Openings ..................................................49 The 20 Investigative Jobs with the Most Openings ..................................................49 The 20 Artistic Jobs with the Most Openings ..................................................50


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The 20 Social Jobs with the Most Openings ..................................................51 The 20 Enterprising Jobs with the Most Openings ..................................................51 The 20 Conventional Jobs with the Most Openings ..................................................52 The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type Sorted by Education or Training Required ..53 Best Realistic Jobs Requiring Short-Term On-the-Job Training..................................55 Best Realistic Jobs Requiring ModerateTerm On-the-Job Training ........................55 Best Realistic Jobs Requiring Long-Term On-the-Job Training..................................56 Best Realistic Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation ..........56 Best Realistic Jobs Requiring Postsecondary Vocational Training ..................................56 Best Realistic Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree ......................................................57 Best Realistic Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree ......................................................57 Best Investigative Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree ......................................57 Best Investigative Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree ......................................57 Best Investigative Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree ..............................58 Best Investigative Jobs Requiring a Master’s Degree ......................................................58 Best Investigative Jobs Requiring a Doctoral Degree ........................................59 Best Investigative Jobs Requiring a First Professional Degree ....................................59 Best Artistic Jobs Requiring Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training..................................59 Best Artistic Jobs Requiring Long-Term On-the-Job Training..................................60 Best Artistic Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation ..........60 Best Artistic Jobs Requiring Postsecondary Vocational Training ..................................60 Best Artistic Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree ......................................................60 vi

Best Artistic Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree ..............................61 Best Artistic Jobs Requiring a Master’s Degree ......................................................61 Best Social Jobs Requiring Short-Term On-the-Job Training..................................62 Best Social Jobs Requiring Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training..................................62 Best Social Jobs Requiring Long-Term On-the-Job Training..................................62 Best Social Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation ............................62 Best Social Jobs Requiring Postsecondary Vocational Training ..................................63 Best Social Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree ......................................................63 Best Social Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree ......................................................63 Best Social Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree ..............................................64 Best Social Jobs Requiring a Master’s Degree ......................................................64 Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring Short-Term On-the-Job Training..................................64 Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring ModerateTerm On-the-Job Training ........................65 Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring Long-Term On-the-Job Training..................................65 Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation ..........65 Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree ......................................66 Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree ......................................66 Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree ..............................67 Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring a First Professional Degree ....................................67 Best Conventional Jobs Requiring ShortTerm On-the-Job Training ........................67 Best Conventional Jobs Requiring ModerateTerm On-the-Job Training ........................68 Best Conventional Jobs Requiring LongTerm On-the-Job Training ........................69 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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Best Conventional Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation ..........69 Best Conventional Jobs Requiring Postsecondary Vocational Training ..............69 Best Conventional Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree ......................................69 Best Conventional Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree ......................................70 Best Conventional Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree ..............................70 Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Women and Men ..........70 Realistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women ................................................71 Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women ......................71 Realistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men ....................................................72 Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men............................73 Investigative Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women ................................75 Best Investigative Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women ......................75 Investigative Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men ....................................75 Best Investigative Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men............................76 Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women ................................................76 Best Artistic Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women ......................77 Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men ....................................................77 Best Artistic Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men............................77 Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women ................................................77 Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women ......................78 Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men ....................................................79 Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men............................79 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women ................................80 Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women ......................80 Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men ....................................80 Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men............................81 Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women ................................82 Best Conventional Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women ......................83 Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men ....................................83 Best Conventional Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men............................84 The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Workers Age 16–24....................................................84 Realistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 ..............................85 Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 ....85 Investigative Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 ..............86 Best Investigative Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 ....87 Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 ..............................87 Best Artistic Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 ..........88 Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 ..............................88 Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 ..........89 Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 ..............90 Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 ....90 Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 ..............90 Best Conventional Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 ....91 vii


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The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over ..........................................92 Realistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over ......................93 Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over ..................................................93 Investigative Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over......93 Best Investigative Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over ..................................................94 Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over ......................95 Best Artistic Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over ..................................................96 Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over ......................96 Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over ..................................................97 Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over......98 Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over ..................................................98 Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over......99 Best Conventional Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over ..................................................99 The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Part-Time Workers......................................................100 Realistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers ..............................100 Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers ....100 Investigative Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers ..............101 Best Investigative Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers ....101 viii

Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers ..............................102 Best Artistic Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers ....104 Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers ..............................105 Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers ....106 Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers ..............107 Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers ....108 Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers ..............108 Best Conventional Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers ....109 The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Self-Employed Workers......................................................110 Realistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers ........................110 Best Realistic Jobs Overall with 15 Percent or More Self-Employed Workers................111 Investigative Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers ........111 Best Investigative Jobs Overall with 15 Percent or More Self-Employed Workers ....112 Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers ........................113 Best Artistic Jobs Overall with 15 Percent or More Self-Employed Workers................114 Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers ........................115 Best Social Jobs Overall with 15 Percent or More Self-Employed Workers................115 Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers ........116 Best Enterprising Jobs Overall with 15 Percent or More Self-Employed Workers ....116 Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers ........117 Best Conventional Jobs Overall with 15 Percent or More Self-Employed Workers ....117 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality Š JIST Works


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Part IV: Descriptions of the 50 Best Jobs for Each Personality ................................119

Descriptions for all the jobs in this book are included in this part in alphabetical order. The titles are presented below, along with the page numbers where each description begins. We suggest that you use Part III to identify job titles that interest you and then locate their descriptions in Part IV. Realistic Jobs..................................................121 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers ................................................121 Automotive Master Mechanics ....................122 Automotive Specialty Technicians ................123 Boat Builders and Shipwrights ....................124 Brattice Builders ........................................125 Brazers ......................................................126 Brickmasons and Blockmasons ....................127 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists ....................................129 Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians ..............................................130 Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers ............131 Ceiling Tile Installers ..................................132 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers ......133 Civil Engineers ..........................................134 Construction Carpenters..............................135 Correctional Officers and Jailers ..................136 Drywall Installers ......................................137 Electrical Engineering Technicians ..............138 Electricians ................................................139 Electronics Engineering Technicians ............140 First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Landscaping Workers............141 Forest Fire Fighters ....................................142 Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ..............................................143 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators ....144 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics....145 Highway Patrol Pilots ................................146 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General....................................................147 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality Š JIST Works

Municipal Fire Fighters ..............................149 Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ..............................................150 Operating Engineers....................................151 Pipe Fitters ................................................151 Pipelaying Fitters........................................153 Plumbers....................................................153 Pressure Vessel Inspectors ..............................155 Radiologic Technicians ................................155 Radiologic Technologists ..............................156 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ............................................157 Refrigeration Mechanics ..............................159 Roofers ......................................................160 Rough Carpenters ......................................161 Sheet Metal Workers ..................................162 Ship Carpenters and Joiners ........................163 Solderers ....................................................164 Surgical Technologists ..................................166 Technical Directors/Managers ......................166 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers..................................................167 Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers ......................169 Truck Drivers, Heavy..................................169 Welder-Fitters ............................................170 Welders and Cutters....................................172 Welders, Production ....................................173 Investigative Jobs ..........................................176 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................176 Anesthesiologists ..........................................177 Biochemists ................................................178 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ....179 Biophysicists ..............................................181 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ..............181 Chiropractors..............................................183 Clinical Psychologists ..................................184 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists ................................................185 Computer Hardware Engineers....................186 Computer Programmers ..............................187 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary ....188 ix


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Computer Security Specialists ......................189 Computer Software Engineers, Applications ............................................190 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software ..................................................191 Computer Support Specialists ......................192 Computer Systems Analysts ..........................193 Database Administrators ............................194 Dentists, General ........................................195 Economists ................................................196 Educational Psychologists ............................197 Electrical Engineers ....................................198 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer ......199 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ............200 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health......................................202 Family and General Practitioners ................203 Financial Analysts ......................................204 Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ............................205 Geologists ..................................................206 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ....207 Internists, General ......................................209 Market Research Analysts ............................210 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................211 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ............................................213 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists ....214 Natural Sciences Managers..........................215 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts ..................................................216 Obstetricians and Gynecologists ..................217 Optometrists ..............................................218 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ................218 Orthodontists..............................................219 Pediatricians, General ................................220 Pharmacists................................................220 Physician Assistants ....................................222 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ....................222 Prosthodontists............................................224 Psychiatrists ................................................224 x

Respiratory Therapists ................................225 Surgeons ....................................................226 Veterinarians ..............................................227 Artistic Jobs ..................................................229 Actors ........................................................229 Advertising and Promotions Managers ........230 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ......231 Art Directors ..............................................231 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................232 Broadcast News Analysts ............................234 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ........................................235 Caption Writers ..........................................236 Cartoonists ................................................236 Choreographers ..........................................237 Commercial and Industrial Designers ..........237 Composers ..................................................238 Copy Writers ..............................................239 Costume Attendants....................................240 Creative Writers..........................................241 Curators ....................................................241 Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio ..............................243 Editors ......................................................244 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................245 Exhibit Designers........................................246 Fashion Designers ......................................247 Film and Video Editors ..............................248 Floral Designers..........................................249 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................249 Graphic Designers ......................................251 Interior Designers ......................................252 Interpreters and Translators ........................253 Landscape Architects ..................................254 Librarians ..................................................255 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ............................................256 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ................................................257 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality Š JIST Works


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Models ......................................................258 Musuem Technicians and Conservators ........259 Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ..............260 Music Directors ..........................................261 Musicians, Instrumental..............................262 Painters and Illustrators ..............................262 Photographers, Scientific ............................263 Photographic Retouchers and Restorers ........264 Poets and Lyricists ......................................266 Producers ..................................................266 Professional Photographers ..........................267 Radio and Television Announcers ................268 Reporters and Correspondents ......................269 Sculptors ....................................................270 Set Designers ..............................................270 Singers ......................................................271 Sketch Artsits..............................................272 Talent Directors..........................................272 Technical Writers ........................................273 Social Jobs ....................................................275 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................275 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ............................276 Child, Family, and School Social Workers ....278 Counseling Psychologists ..............................279 Dental Assistants ........................................280 Dental Hygienists ......................................280 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ..............281 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School ..............................282 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors................................................283 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education ....................................285 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ..............................................286 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service ......................287 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors ......289 Graduate Teaching Assistants ......................290 History Teachers, Postsecondary....................291 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality Š JIST Works

Home Health Aides ....................................293 Instructional Coordinators ..........................293 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education ................................................294 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses......................................................296 Medical and Public Health Social Workers ..297 Medical Assistants ......................................298 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers..........................................299 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants ....299 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................300 Occupational Therapist Assistants ................302 Occupational Therapists..............................303 Personal and Home Care Aides ..................304 Personal Financial Advisors ........................304 Physical Therapist Assistants ........................306 Physical Therapists......................................307 Police Patrol Officers ..................................308 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ......309 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ................................................310 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ..............312 Radiation Therapists ..................................313 Registered Nurses ........................................314 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education ........................315 Security Guards ..........................................317 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ............318 Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs ........................320 Social and Community Service Managers ....320 Social and Human Service Assistants ..........321 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ................322 Special Education Teachers, Middle School ..324 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School........325 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School......................................................327 Speech-Language Pathologists ......................329 Teacher Assistants ......................................330 Training and Development Specialists..........331 xi


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Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................332 Enterprising Jobs ..........................................335 Administrative Services Managers................335 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ..........................335 Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators ............................................336 Compensation and Benefits Managers..........337 Computer and Information Systems Managers ................................................338 Construction Managers ..............................339 Criminal Investigators and Special Agents....340 Education Administrators, Postsecondary......341 Engineering Managers ................................342 Financial Managers, Branch or Department ............................................343 First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Construction Trades Workers ..................................................344 First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Extractive Workers................345 First-Line Supervisors, Administrative Support....................................................346 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers ..............347 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers ..........348 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers ..........................349 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives..........................................350 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers............351 Government Service Executives ....................352 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge and Coffee Shop ......................................353 Human Resources Managers........................354 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators ............................................355 Lawn Service Managers ..............................356 Lawyers......................................................357 xii

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Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Opeators ..................................................391 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ......................................................392 Budget Analysts ..........................................393 Cargo and Freight Agents............................394 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ..........395 Cashiers ....................................................396 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance ................................................397 Construction and Building Inspectors ..........398 Cost Estimators ..........................................399 Counter and Rental Clerks..........................400 Court Clerks ..............................................401 Credit Analysts ..........................................401 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities ..402 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance ..............................................403 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ................................................404 Freight Inspectors ........................................405 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks ..........405 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping ..........................406 Immigration and Customs Inspectors............407 Insurance Claims Clerks..............................408 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks................408 Insurance Underwriters ..............................409 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ....410 Legal Secretaries ........................................411

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Library Assistants, Clerical ..........................412 Licensing Examiners and Inspectors ............413 Mapping Technicians ..................................414 Marine Cargo Inspectors ............................415 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ..............................................416 Medical Secretaries ....................................417 Office Clerks, General ................................418 Pharmacy Technicials..................................419 Police Identification and Records Officers ....419 Postal Service Mail Carriers ........................420 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks ......................................................421 Receptionists and Information Clerks ..........422 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents......................................................423 Statement Clerks ........................................423 Tax Preparers ............................................424 Travel Clerks ..............................................425 Part V: Appendixes ........................................427

Appendix A: Occupations Ordered by Two-Letter Personality Codes ......................429 Appendix B: Definitions of Skills ..................435 Appendix C: GOE Interest Fields and Groups ........................................................437 Appendix D: Definitions of Related Knowledge/Courses ....................................451 Index ..............................................................455

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Foreword Whether you’re a counselor or a career explorer, this book is a must-have resource! For more than 20 years, I have used assessment tools based on career guidance researcher John Holland’s work when assisting students and adults. I have found that helping individuals identify their personality types according to six primary codes, also called the Holland codes, is a valuable first step that establishes the counselor as an ally in the career exploration process yet empowers individuals to move forward on their own with new information about themselves. If you are making decisions about your career, this book will not only guide you in identifying your personality type; it will also help you to take that important next step. That is, you will discover some key occupations that are likely to fit your individual personality type, and—at the same time—you will learn about the education, outlook, and salary for occupations of interest. This book is uniquely organized to encourage you to consider a range of information as you explore potential occupations. The O*NET (Occupational Information Network, a database of career information created by the U.S. Department of Labor) structure, from which the job descriptions in this book were derived, and the in-depth descriptions of occupations that have grown out of it, are of huge significance. The O*NET has provided career professionals and others with more easily understood information about the world of work. It was thrilling to see Holland’s six personality types reflected in the O*NET occupational descriptions, as this validated the prominence of the Holland codes in career counseling. This book takes advantage of the vast amount of information in the O*NET database and organizes it in a number of ways to advance the career exploration process. Though the focus is on personality type, other important occupational information is presented in a clear and user-friendly manner. As a career counseling professional, I have experienced firsthand the gratification that comes with helping individuals understand how their personal characteristics relate to occupational choice. I have witnessed the effects, both in terms of job satisfaction and of productivity, when there is a good match between an individual’s personality and an environment that supports his/her personality traits. It’s an exciting process, one that will be furthered through the use of this book. Kristine Dobson Director Career Information Delivery System Utah Career Resource Network

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Where the Information Came From The information we used in creating this book came mostly from databases created by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau: )

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We started with the jobs included in the Department of Labor’s O*NET (Occupational Information Network) database, which is now the primary source of detailed information on occupations. The Labor Department updates the O*NET on a regular basis, and we used the most recent one available—O*NET release 7. Because we wanted to include earnings, growth, number of openings, and other data not in the O*NET, we cross-referenced information on earnings developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the U.S. Census Bureau. This information on earnings is the most reliable data we could obtain. For data on earnings, projected growth, and number of openings, the BLS uses a slightly different set of job titles than the O*NET uses. Data about part-time workers, age of workers, and the male-female breakdown of workers was derived from the Census Bureau, which also uses a slightly different set of job titles. By linking the BLS and Census data to the O*NET job titles in this book, we tied information about growth, earnings, and characteristics of workers to all the job titles in this book.

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How the Jobs in This Book Were Selected Here is the procedure we followed to select the 300 jobs (50 for each personality type) we included in this book: 1. We began by creating our own database from the O*NET, the Census Bureau, and other sources to include the information that we wanted. This database covered about 1,000 job titles, 900 of which were rated in terms of the six RIASEC personality types. (“RIASEC” stands for “Realistic,” “Investigative,” “Artistic,” “Social,” “Enterprising,” and “Conventional”—the six personality types developed by the researcher John Holland. For more information about the RIASEC personality types, see “The RIASEC Personality Types” in Part I.) 2. From these 900 occupations, we were able to create comprehensive lists of occupations that primarily fit into one of the six personality types. The six lists ranged in size from 51 jobs for the Artistic type to 455 for the Realistic type. 3. Next, for each of the six comprehensive lists, we created three sub-lists that ranked the jobs by annual earnings, projected growth, and number of job openings projected per year. Each of these sub-lists was then sorted from highest to lowest, and the jobs were assigned a number score. For example, the highest-paying job on the list of 455 Realistic jobs received an earnings score of 455, and the lowest-paying Realistic job received an earnings score of 1. 4. We then added the number scores from all three sub-lists—the earnings score, the growth score, and the job-openings score—for each job and created a new list that presented all the jobs for that personality type in order from highest to lowest total score for all three measures. 5. To emphasize jobs that tend to pay more, are likely to grow more rapidly, and have more job openings, we selected the 50 job titles with the highest total scores from each of the six final lists. These 300 jobs are the focus of this book. For example, Accountants is the Conventional job with the highest combined score for earnings, growth, and number of job openings, so Accountants is listed first in our “50 Best Conventional Jobs” list even though it is not the best-paying Conventional job (which is Air Traffic Controllers), the fastest-growing Conventional job (which is Medical Records and Health Information Technicians), or the Conventional job with the most openings (which is Cashiers).

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Understand the Limits of the Data in This Book In this book we use the most reliable and up-to-date information available on earnings, projected growth, number of openings, and other topics. The data came from the U.S. Department of Labor source known as Occupation and Employment Statistics. As you look at the data, keep in mind that the figures are estimates. They give you a general idea about the number of workers employed, annual earnings, rate of job growth, and annual job openings. Understand that a problem with such data is that it describes an average. Just as there is no precisely average person, there is no such thing as a statistically average example of a particular job. We say this because data, while helpful, can also be misleading. Take, for example, the yearly earnings information in this book. This is highly reliable data obtained from a very large U.S. working population sample by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It tells us the average annual pay received as of May 2003 by people in various job titles (actually, it is the median annual pay, which means that half earned more and half less). This sounds great, except that half of all people in that occupation earned less than that amount. For example, people who are new to the occupation or with only a few years of work experience often earn much less than the average amount. People who live in rural areas or who work for smaller employers typically earn less than those who do similar work in cities (where the cost of living is higher) or for bigger employers. People in certain areas of the country earn less than those in others. Other factors also influence how much you are likely to earn in a given job in your area. For example, Lawn Service Managers (an Enterprising job) have median earnings of $33,770, but those in cold climate areas would work only part of the year. Also keep in mind that the figures for job growth and number of openings are projections by labor economists—their best guesses about what we can expect between now and 2012. They are not guarantees. A major economic downturn, war, or technological breakthrough could change the actual outcome. Finally, because different government agencies classify jobs in slightly different ways, sometimes we had to treat two jobs as if they were identical in terms of earnings, growth, openings, or some other topic. For example, in this book we treat Accountants and Auditors as two different jobs because the O*NET database provides separate descriptions for them. However, information about their earnings is available only for the combined occupation called “Accountants and Auditors.” As a result, when you look at the list called “The 20 Best-Paying Conventional Jobs,” you will find them listed side by side with the exact same earnings.

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So, in reviewing the information in this book, please understand the limitations of data. You need to use common sense in career decision making as in most other things in life. We hope that, using that approach, you find the information helpful and interesting.

How This Book Is Organized The information in this book moves from the general to the highly specific. It starts by explaining how personality relates to career choice and presents a widely used model for making that connection. An assessment helps you focus on your dominant personality type (or types), and then you can consult a wealth of lists that itemize the best jobs for your personality type. These lists let you look at the jobs from several different perspectives—for example, which pay the best, which employ the most young people, and which require an associate’s degree for entry. Finally, you can get highly detailed information about any of these career choices in the fact-packed job descriptions that make up the last part of the book.

Part I: Overview of Personality and Career Part I is an overview of how personality relates to careers—the basic theory, plus the six personality types that were originally described by John Holland and have since become the basis of many guidance resources. This section may clear up some misunderstandings you have about what personality means in the context of career choice, and it will help you understand a useful way of looking at yourself and the world of work.

Part II: What’s Your Personality Type? Take an Assessment You probably are not reading this book simply to educate yourself about career development theory. Rather, the odds are that you have a more practical goal: making a career choice. To help you, we’ve included a paper-and-pencil assessment that can help you clarify your dominant personality type or types. The Personality Type Inventory usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete, but there is no time limit, nor are there any right or wrong answers. After taking the Personality Type Inventory, you can use what you’ve learned about your personality type to identify a job that suits you well. This book makes that task easy because all of the information about jobs is grouped by the dominant personality type of the jobs. That means you don’t have to waste time exploring jobs that are unlikely to be a good match for your personality. Also, because this book focuses on the 50 most rewarding jobs for each personality type, you don’t have to complicate your search by considering jobs with low earnings or highly limited odds of being employed.

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Part III: The Best Jobs Lists: Jobs for Each of the Six Personality Types For many people, the 141 lists in Part III are the most interesting section of the book. Here you can see which jobs for each personality type are best in terms of high salaries, fast growth, and plentiful job openings and best when these three factors are combined. Other lists break out the best of each type according to the level of education or training required and several other features of the jobs and the people who hold them. Look in the Table of Contents for a complete list of lists. Although there are a lot of lists, they are not difficult to understand because they have clear titles and are organized into groupings of related lists. People who prefer to think about careers in terms of economic rewards will want to browse the lists that show the best jobs in terms of earnings, growth, and openings. On the other hand, some people think first in terms of opportunities for young people or representation of women, and these people will find other useful lists that reflect these interests. We suggest that you use the lists that make the most sense for you. Following are the names of each group of lists along with short comments on each group. You will find additional information in a brief introduction provided at the beginning of each group of lists in Part III.

Best Jobs Overall for Each Personality Type: Jobs with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings This group has four sets of six lists, and they are the ones that most people want to see first. The first set of lists presents, for each personality type, all 50 jobs that are included in this book in order of their total scores for earnings, growth, and number of job openings. These jobs are used in the more specialized lists that follow and in the descriptions in Part IV. Three more sets of lists in this group present, for each personality type, specialized lists of jobs extracted from the best 50 overall: the 20 best-paying, the 20 fastest-growing, and the 20 with the most openings.

Best Jobs for Each Personality Type Sorted by Education or Training Required When considering a career choice, many people put a lot of emphasis on how long it takes to prepare for the job and what kind of preparation is appropriate—education, training, or work experience. Just as it’s important to choose a job that suits your personality, it can be helpful to choose a learning style that suits your preferences and abilities. Your financial circumstances also may shape your plans for career preparation because higher education can be expensive (even with financial aid) and the years you spend in college will postpone the years in which you will earn a salary. This set of lists sorts the jobs linked to each personality type into groups according to what preparation method is the fastest route to career entry. Within each group, the jobs are sorted by their overall ranking for earnings, growth, and openings.

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Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Women and Men This group includes 24 lists in all: For each personality type, you can see the jobs that have the highest percentage of workers who are women and men. That would make up 12 lists, but each of these lists is also re-sorted to show these predominantly male or predominantly female jobs ordered by their overall ranking for earnings, growth, and openings.

Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 This section provides lists of the jobs for each personality type that have the highest percentage of workers age 16–24. Like the lists in the previous section, each list is then re-sorted to present these youthful jobs in order of their total combined scores for earnings, growth, and number of openings. Thus there is a total of 12 lists in this section.

Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over The 12 lists in this section were assembled in the same manner as the lists in the previous section, except that these jobs have a high percentage of workers age 65 and over.

Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Part-Time Workers There are 12 lists in this group, and they extract the jobs from our 50 best jobs that have a high percentage of part-time workers. Again, they are ordered first in terms of percentage of part-time workers, so you can easily find the jobs with the most opportunities for parttimers, and then they are re-sorted in order of their total combined score for earnings, growth, and number of openings.

Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Self-Employed Workers The 12 lists in this section show you the jobs that have the highest percentage of selfemployed workers. Once again, the lists for the six personality types are re-sorted in order of their total combined score for earnings, growth, and number of openings.

Part IV: Descriptions of the 50 Best Jobs for Each Personality This part of the book provides a brief but information-packed description of each of the 300 best jobs that met our criteria for this book. The descriptions are divided into six groups, one for each personality type, and are presented in alphabetical order within each group. This structure makes it easy to look up a job that you’ve identified in a list from Part III and that you want to learn more about.

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Artistic Jobs Job Title

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Personality Code: AE

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Growth: 17.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 )

Annual Earnings: $26,460 Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 17.4% ) Part-Time: 28.2% )

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Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing. Attend auditions and casting calls in order to audition for roles. Collaborate with other actors as part of an ensemble. Learn about characters in scripts and their relationships to each other in order to develop role interpretations. Perform humorous and serious interpretations of emotions, actions, and situations, using body movements, facial expressions, and gestures. Portray and interpret roles, using speech, gestures, and body movements in order to entertain, inform, or instruct radio, film, television, or live audiences. Sing and/or dance during dramatic or comedic performances. Study and rehearse roles from scripts in order to interpret, learn, and memorize lines, stunts, and cues as directed. Work closely with directors, other actors, and playwrights to find the interpretation most suited to the role. Manipulate strings, wires, rods, or fingers to animate puppets or dummies in synchronization with talking, singing, or recorded programs. Perform original and stock tricks of illusion to entertain and mystify audiences, occasionally including audi-

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ence members as participants. Promote productions using means such as interviews about plays or movies. Read from scripts or books to narrate action or to inform or entertain audiences, utilizing few or no stage props. Tell jokes; perform comic dances, songs and skits; impersonate mannerisms and voices of others; contort face; and use other devices to amuse audiences. Work with other crewmembers responsible for lighting, costumes, makeup, and props. Write original or adapted material for dramas, comedies, puppet shows, narration, or other performances. Construct puppets and ventriloquist dummies and sew accessory clothing, using hand tools and machines. Dress in comical clown costumes and makeup and perform comedy routines to entertain audiences. Introduce performances and performers in order to stimulate excitement and coordinate smooth transition of acts during events. Prepare and perform action stunts for motion picture, television, or stage productions. SKILLS— Speaking; Monitoring; Social Perceptiveness; Repairing; Coordination; Active Learning; Reading Comprehension; Equipment Maintenance. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.05. Performing Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Choreographers; Composers; Dancers; Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Music Arrangers and Orchestrators; Music Directors; Music Directors and Composers; Musicians and Singers; Musicians, Instrumental; Public Address System and Other Announcers; Radio and Television Announcers; Singers; Talent Directors.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Acting; Directing and Theatrical Production; Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General; Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Communications and Media; English Language. Related Knowledge/Courses

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How to Use This Book This is a book that you can dive right into: If you don’t know much about what personality types are, you’ll want to read Part I, which is an overview of the theory behind using personality types as a way of making career choices. You’ll also see definitions of the six personality types that are used in this book. ) If you want to understand your own personality type, you’ll want to do the assessment in Part II. It takes only 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can guide you to jobs that suit you. ) If you like lists and want an easy way to compare jobs, you should turn to Part III. Here you can browse lists showing the 50 jobs for each personality type with the best pay, the fastest growth, and the most job openings. You can see these “best jobs” broken down in various ways, such as by amount of education or training required. ) For detailed information about jobs, turn to Part IV and read the profiles of the jobs. We include 300 jobs and itemize their major tasks, their top skills, their educational or training programs, and other facts you won’t learn from the lists in Part III. On the other hand, if you like to do things in a methodical way, you may want to read the sections in order: )

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Part I will give you useful background on how personality type can be a guide in choosing a career. The assessment in Part II will help you identify your dominant personality type. With a clearer understanding of your personality type, you can browse the appropriate lists of “best jobs” in Part III and take notes on the jobs that have the greatest appeal for you. Then you can look up the descriptions of these jobs in Part IV and narrow down your list. Ask yourself, Do the work tasks interest me? Does the required education or training discourage me?

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The nature of the work tasks and the skills and knowledge you use on the job must be a good match for the things you like to do and the subjects that interest you. For example, if you like to help other people and promote learning and personal development and if you like communication more than working with things or ideas, then a career in social work might be one that you would enjoy and do well in. The people you work with must share your personality traits so that you feel comfortable and can accomplish good work in their company. For an example of the opposite, think of how a person who enjoys following set procedures and working with data and detail might feel if forced to work with a group of conceptual artists who constantly seek self-expression and the inspiration for unconventional new artistic ideas.

Personality theorists believe that people with similar personality types naturally tend to associate with one another in the workplace (among other places). As they do so, they create a working environment that is hospitable to their personality type. For example, a workplace with a lot of Artistic types tends to reward creative thinking and behavior. Therefore, your personality type not only predicts how well your skills will match the demands of the work tasks in a particular job; it also predicts how well you will fit in with the culture of the work site as shaped by the people who will surround you and interact with you. Your personality type thus affects your satisfaction with the job, your productivity in it, and the likelihood that you will persist in this type of work.

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One of the advantages of using personality as a key to career choice is that it is economical— it provides a tidy summary of many aspects of people and of careers. Consider how knotty a career decision could get if you were to break down the components of the work environment into highly specific aspects and reflect on how well you fit them. For example, you could focus on the skills required and your ability to meet them. Next you could analyze the kinds of knowledge that are used on the job and decide how much you enjoy working with those topics. Then you could consider a broad array of satisfactions, such as variety, creativity, and independence; for each one, you would evaluate its importance to you and then determine the potential of various career options to satisfy this need. You can see that, when looked at under a microscope like this, career choice gets extremely complex. But the personality-based approach allows you to view the career alternatives from 40,000 feet. When you compare yourself or a job to certain basic personality types, you encounter much less complexity. With fewer ideas and facts to sort through and consider, the task of deciding becomes much easier.

Describing Personality Types You probably have heard many labels that describe people’s personalities: “He’s a perfectionist.” “She’s a control freak.” “He’s a go-getter.” “She’s very self-confident.” “He’s pushy.” “She’s wishy-washy.” “He has a short fuse.” “She’s a drama queen.” The list could go on and on. These everyday terms for personality types have some bearing on work, but they are not very useful for several reasons: They don’t differentiate well between jobs (for example, selfconfidence is useful in just about every job); some of them are too specific (for example, “control freak” focuses on one small aspect of how a person functions at work); and worst of all, most of them are too negative for people to want to apply to themselves. Now that it’s clear what kinds of personality labels we don’t want to use, let’s consider what would characterize a useful set of personality types: ) ) )

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They should differentiate well between kinds of work. They should differentiate well between people. They should be broad enough that a small number of these categories can cover the whole universe of jobs and people. They should have neutral connotations, neither negative nor positive.

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The following table shows how these labels apply to both people and work: Personality Type

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Realistic personalities like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They enjoy dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. They enjoy outside work. Often they do not like occupations that mainly involve doing paperwork or working closely with others.

Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and realworld materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Investigative

Investigative personalities like work activities that have to do with ideas and thinking more than with physical activity. They like to search for facts and figure out problems mentally rather than to persuade or lead people.

Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Artistic

Artistic personalities like work activities that deal with the artistic side of things, such as forms, designs, and patterns. They like self-expression in their work. They prefer settings where work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs, and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Social

Social personalities like work activities that assist others and promote learning and personal development. They prefer to communicate more than to work with objects, machines, or data. They like to teach, to give advice, to help, or otherwise to be of service to people.

Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Enterprising

Enterprising personalities like work activities having to do with starting up and carrying out projects, especially business ventures. They like persuading and leading people and making decisions. They like taking risks for profit. These personalities prefer action rather than thought.

Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. They sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

Conventional

Conventional personalities like work activities that follow set procedures and routines. They prefer working with data and details rather than with ideas. They prefer work in which there are precise standards rather than work in which you have to judge things by yourself. These personalities like working where the lines of authority are clear.

Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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(After Holland, A Theory of Vocational Choice, 1959.) He used this diagram to explain that people tend to resemble one type primarily but they may also have aspects of one or more adjacent types. Each personality type tends to have little in common with the types on the opposite side of the hexagon. Therefore, for example, a person might be primarily Realistic, with an additional but smaller resemblance to the Conventional type. Such a person would be described by the two-letter code RC and might be well suited to work as a Radiologic Technician or a Rough Carpenter (both coded RC). This person would have little in common with a Social personality type and likely would not be very happy or productive as a Special Education Teacher (coded SA). But this person could get along well with both Realistic and Conventional personalities and, to a lesser extent, with Investigative personalities. Although Holland originally applied this model to academic advising, he soon extended it to the larger question of career choice, and since then hundreds of researchers and practitioners have investigated the RIASEC framework and have applied it to real-life decisions and situations. Researchers have even found it useful for predicting who will have the most traffic accidents or what kinds of drug abuse people are likely to engage in. More relevant to the theme of this book, however, is the fact that a number of career decision-making assessments have been developed to help people determine what personality type best describes them 14

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(and perhaps an additional adjacent type or types that are also important). You can find one such assessment in Part II of this book. Although the RIASEC scheme does a good job of covering the whole world of work, the symmetrical hexagon shape used to illustrate it may be a little misleading because when you count the different jobs in our economy and the number of people working in those jobs, you’ll find that some sectors of the hexagon are much more heavily populated than others. Here is a breakdown of the 900 RIASEC-coded occupations in the Department of Labor’s O*NET database: Personality Type Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional

Number of Occupations

Number of Workers 2002

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79,183,000 5,654,000 8,218,000 40,311,000 33,680,000 36,336,000

As the United States shifts from a manufacturing economy to an information economy, employment in the Realistic sector is declining and employment in the Investigative sector is growing, but a large imbalance is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. The six sectors are asymmetrical in other ways, too. As you’ll see when you look at the lists in Part III, Social jobs employ a lot more women than Realistic jobs. Enterprising jobs employ a lot more men than Conventional jobs. Likewise, there are differences when you consider where large numbers of young people and older people work. The differences get really significant when you look at the amounts of education or training required by jobs linked to the various personality types. For example, for Realistic and Conventional jobs the most common entry route is on-the-job training, whereas for Investigative jobs a college degree is usually needed. John Holland and other researchers have explained that these differences reflect the different levels of cognitive complexity to be found in the jobs. Realistic jobs deal mainly with manipulating things physically—moving them, cleaning them, repairing them, and so forth. Conventional jobs deal mainly with data at the level of organizing it according to pre-determined patterns—filing it, keying it in, and so forth. Investigative jobs, on the other hand, deal mainly with ideas and solving problems mentally, so the level of cognitive complexity is high and a college education becomes a necessity. You should not be troubled by this lack of symmetry in the RIASEC model (even if you are an Artistic type). It does not indicate a weakness in the theory. But it does create some problems for a book like this. Although we have attempted to give equal coverage to each of the six personality types, you will notice that some of the sets of lists in Part III are not of equal 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

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size. Also, since there are only 51 O*NET occupations coded as Artistic, the “Best 50 Artistic Jobs” actually include all the Artistic jobs except one, which means that when you scan that list you may want to concentrate on the higher-ranked choices. On the other hand, the list of the “Best 50 Realistic Jobs” truly represents the upper crust of that large group of 455 jobs. These differences simply reflect the nature of the United States workforce. No theory can perfectly describe the infinite variety of personalities to be found in our culture and the messy distribution of jobs that a free economy produces. You should note that the RIASEC scheme for describing personality types is not the only one that is used in career decision-making. However, it is the most popular and most thoroughly researched one, so it is the best one to use in this book.

Other Assessments with RIASEC Output Apart from the assessment in Part II of this book, you may want to use any of these free assessments to explore your personality type in RIASEC terms: )

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The O*NET Computerized Interest Profiler (for Windows), which you can download at www.onetcenter.org/CIP.html (the assessment in Part II is based on it) The University of Missouri’s Career Center Career Interests Game at career.missouri.edu/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=146 The Work Interest Quiz at www.myfuture.com/toolbox/workinterest.html The Keirsey Temperament Sorter at www.advisorteam.com/default.html (registration required)

You also have a number of options if you are willing to pay a fee. For example, you can access John Holland’s own Self-Directed Search at www.self-directed-search.com/. Keep in mind that although all of these assessments produce outputs with RIASEC codes and some of them also link these codes to occupations, they will not necessarily produce the exact same output. Assessment of personality is not as exact a science as, say, chemistry. Neither is the task of linking personalities to occupations. You should not regard the output of any personality assessment as the final word on what career will suit you best. Use a variety of approaches to decide what kind of person you are and narrow down the kinds of work you enjoy. Actual work experience is probably the best way to test a tentative choice.

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n this section, you can take a Personality Type Inventory that will help you determine your primary RIASEC personality type and perhaps one or two secondary RIASEC personality types. It asks if you like or dislike various activities and then lets you score your responses. You can use your scores in the following sections of the book to identify specific highly rewarding jobs to explore. It’s easy to use the Personality Type Inventory—just turn the page and follow the directions beginning with Step 1. This is not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers. There is also no time limit for completing this inventory. If someone else will be using this book, you should photocopy the inventory pages and mark your responses on the photocopy. Note: This inventory is based on the O*NET Interest Profiler, Version 3.0, developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL’s edition consists of several components, including the Interest Profiler Instrument, Interest Profiler Score Report, and Interest Profiler O*NET Occupations Master List. The DOL provides a separate Interest Profiler User’s Guide with information on the Profiler’s development and validity as well as tips for professionals using it in career counseling. Additional information on these items is available at www.onetcenter.org, which is maintained by the DOL. This Personality Type Inventory is a version of the DOL’s O*NET Interest Profiler that uses its work activity items and scoring system but has shorter directions, format changes, and additional content. Restrictions for use: This and any other form of the O*NET Interest Profiler should be used for career exploration, career planning, and vocational counseling purposes only, and no other use has been authorized or is valid. Results should not be used for employment or hiring decisions or for applicant screening for jobs or training programs. Please see the DOL’s 17


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separate “O*NET User’s Agreement” at www.onetcenter.org/agree/tools for additional details on restrictions and use. The word “O*NET” is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. JIST Publishing offers a color foldout version of this assessment. It is called the O*NET Career Interests Inventory and is sold in packages of 25.

Step 1: Respond to the Statements Carefully read each work activity (items 1 through 180). For each item, fill in just one of the three circles as follows: If you think you would LIKE the activity, fill in the circle containing the L, like this: L

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As you respond to each activity, don’t consider whether you have the education or training needed for it or how much money you might earn if it were part of your job. Simply fill in the circle based on whether you would like, would dislike, or aren’t sure about the activity. After you respond to all 180 activities, you’ll score your responses in Step 2.

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Would you LIKE the activity or DISLIKE the activity, or are you UNSURE? 1. Build kitchen cabinets

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2. Guard money in an armored car

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3. Operate a dairy farm

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4. Lay brick or tile

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5. Monitor a machine on an assembly line

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6. Repair household appliances

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7. Drive a taxicab

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8. Install flooring in houses

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9. Raise fish in a fish hatchery

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10. Build a brick walkway

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11. Assemble electronic parts

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12. Drive a truck to deliver packages to offices and homes

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13. Paint houses

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14. Enforce fish and game laws

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15. Operate a grinding machine in a factory

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16. Work on an offshore oil-drilling rig

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17. Perform lawn care services

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18. Assemble products in a factory

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19. Catch fish as a member of a fishing crew

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20. Refinish furniture

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21. Fix a broken faucet

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22. Do cleaning or maintenance work

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23. Maintain the grounds of a park

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24. Operate a machine on a production line

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25. Spray trees to prevent the spread of harmful insects

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26. Test the quality of parts before shipment

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27. Operate a motorboat to carry passengers

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28. Repair and install locks

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29. Set up and operate machines to make products

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30. Put out forest fires

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Would you LIKE the activity or DISLIKE the activity, or are you UNSURE? 31. Study space travel

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32. Make a map of the bottom of an ocean

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33. Study the history of past civilizations

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34. Study animal behavior

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35. Develop a new medicine

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36. Plan a research study

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37. Study ways to reduce water pollution

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38. Develop a new medical treatment or procedure

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39. Determine the infection rate of a new disease

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40. Study rocks and minerals

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41. Diagnose and treat sick animals

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42. Study the personalities of world leaders

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43. Conduct chemical experiments

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44. Conduct biological research

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45. Study the population growth of a city

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46. Study whales and other types of marine life

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47. Investigate crimes

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48. Study the movement of planets

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49. Examine blood samples using a microscope

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50. Investigate the cause of a fire

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51. Study the structure of the human body

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52. Develop psychological profiles of criminals

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53. Develop a new way to better predict the weather

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54. Work in a biology lab

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55. Invent a replacement for sugar

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56. Study genetics

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57. Study the governments of different countries

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58. Do research on plants or animals

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59. Do laboratory tests to identify diseases

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60. Study weather conditions

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Would you LIKE the activity or DISLIKE the activity, or are you UNSURE? 61. Conduct a symphony orchestra

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62. Write stories or articles for magazines

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63. Direct a play

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64. Create dance routines for a show

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65. Write books or plays

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66. Play a musical instrument

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67. Perform comedy routines in front of an audience

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68. Perform as an extra in movies, plays, or television shows

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69. Write reviews of books or plays

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70. Compose or arrange music

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71. Act in a movie

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72. Dance in a Broadway show

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73. Draw pictures

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74. Sing professionally

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75. Perform stunts for a movie or television show

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76. Create special effects for movies

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77. Conduct a musical choir

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78. Act in a play

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79. Paint sets for plays

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80. Audition singers and musicians for a musical show

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81. Design sets for plays

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82. Announce a radio show

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83. Write scripts for movies or television shows

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84. Write a song

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85. Perform jazz or tap dance

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86. Direct a movie

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87. Sing in a band

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88. Design artwork for magazines

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89. Edit movies

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90. Pose for a photographer

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Would you LIKE the activity or DISLIKE the activity, or are you UNSURE? 91. Teach an individual an exercise routine

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92. Perform nursing duties in a hospital

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93. Give CPR to someone who has stopped breathing

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94. Help people with personal or emotional problems

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95. Teach children how to read

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96. Work with mentally disabled children

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97. Teach an elementary school class

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98. Give career guidance to people

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99. Supervise the activities of children at a camp

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100. Help people with family-related problems

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101. Perform rehabilitation therapy

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102. Do volunteer work at a nonprofit organization

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103. Help elderly people with their daily activities

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104. Teach children how to play sports

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105. Help disabled people improve their daily living skills

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106. Teach sign language to people with hearing disabilities

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107. Help people who have problems with drugs or alcohol

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108. Help conduct a group therapy session

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109. Help families care for ill relatives

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110. Provide massage therapy to people

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111. Plan exercises for disabled students

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112. Counsel people who have a life-threatening illness

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113. Teach disabled people work and living skills

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114. Organize activities at a recreational facility

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115. Take care of children at a day-care center

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116. Organize field trips for disabled people

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117. Assist doctors in treating patients

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118. Work with juveniles on probation 119. Provide physical therapy to people recovering from an injury

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Would you LIKE the activity or DISLIKE the activity, or are you UNSURE? 121. Buy and sell stocks and bonds

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122. Manage a retail store

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123. Sell telephone and other communication equipment

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124. Operate a beauty salon or barbershop

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125. Sell merchandise over the telephone

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126. Run a stand that sells newspapers and magazines

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127. Give a presentation about a product you are selling

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128. Buy and sell land

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129. Sell compact discs at a music store

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130. Run a toy store

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131. Manage the operations of a hotel

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132. Sell houses

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133. Sell candy and popcorn at sports events

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134. Manage a supermarket

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135. Manage a department within a large company

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136. Sell a soft drink product line to stores and restaurants

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137. Sell refreshments at a movie theater

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138. Sell hair-care products to stores and salons

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139. Start your own business

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140. Negotiate business contracts

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141. Represent a client in a lawsuit

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142. Negotiate contracts for professional athletes

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143. Be responsible for the operation of a company

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144. Market a new line of clothing

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145. Sell newspaper advertisements

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146. Sell merchandise at a department store

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147. Sell automobiles

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148. Manage a clothing store

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149. Sell restaurant franchises to individuals

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150. Sell computer equipment in a store

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Would you LIKE the activity or DISLIKE the activity, or are you UNSURE? 151. Develop a spreadsheet using computer software

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152. Proofread records or forms

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153. Use a computer program to generate customer bills

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154. Schedule conferences for an organization

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155. Keep accounts payable/receivable for an office

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156. Load computer software into a large computer network

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157. Transfer funds between banks using a computer

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158. Organize and schedule office meetings

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159. Use a word processor to edit and format documents

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160. Operate a calculator

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161. Direct or transfer phone calls for a large organization

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162. Perform office filing tasks

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163. Compute and record statistical and other numerical data

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164. Generate the monthly payroll checks for an office

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165. Take notes during a meeting

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166. Keep shipping and receiving records

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167. Calculate the wages of employees 168. Assist senior-level accountants in performing bookkeeping tasks

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169. Type labels for envelopes and packages

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170. Inventory supplies using a hand-held computer

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171. Develop an office filing system

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172. Keep records of financial transactions for an organization 173. Record information from customers applying for charge accounts

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174. Photocopy letters and reports

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175. Record rent payments

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176. Enter information into a database

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177. Keep inventory records

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178. Maintain employee records

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179. Stamp, sort, and distribute mail for an organization

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180. Handle customers’ bank transactions

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Step 2: Score Your Responses Do the following to score your responses: 1. Score the responses on each page. On each page of responses, go from top to bottom and add the number of “L”s you filled in. Then write that number in the “Page Score” box at the bottom of the page. Go on to the next page and do the same there. 2. Determine your primary interest area. Which Page Score has your highest score: R, I, A, S, E, or C? Enter the letter for that personality type on the following line. My Primary Personality Type: ___ You will use your Primary Personality Type first to explore careers. (If two Page Scores are tied for the highest scores or are within 5 points of each other, use both of them for your Primary Personality Type. You are equally divided between two types.) ) ) ) ) ) )

R = Realistic I = Investigative A = Artistic S = Social E = Enterprising C = Conventional

3. Determine your secondary interest areas. Which Page Score has your next highest score? Which has your third highest score? Enter the letters for those areas on the following lines. My Secondary Personality Types: ___ ___ (If you do not find many occupations that you like using your Primary Personality Type, you can use your Secondary Personality Types to look at more career options.)

Step 3: Find Jobs That Suit Your Personality Type Start with your Primary Personality Type. Turn to Part III and look at the Best Jobs lists for your type. Find lists that suit your particular priorities and see what job titles appear there. Don’t rule out a job just because the title is not familiar to you. When you find job titles that interest you or that you want to learn more about, turn to Part IV. The job descriptions there are grouped by Primary Personality Types and are listed alphabetically within each type. Of course, you can also look at jobs that are linked to one of your Secondary Personality Types.

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If you want to find jobs that combine your Primary Personality Type and a Secondary Personality Type, turn to Appendix A. All 300 jobs in this book are listed there by their oneor two-letter personality codes. For example, if your Primary Personality Type is Social and your Secondary Personality Type is Enterprising, you would look in Appendix A for the letter S and then for jobs coded SE, such as Personal Financial Advisors and Training and Development Specialists. You may discover that you can’t find an appealing job in your Primary Personality Type that also is coded for one of your Secondary Personality Types. That is not necessarily a problem. John Holland himself has remarked, “You cannot expect a single job to satisfy all aspects of your personality.” This is why we have hobbies. Use recreational time for activities related to your Secondary Personality Types. Volunteer work can be another outlet for these interests and abilities.

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PART III The Best Jobs Lists: Jobs for Each of the Six Personality Types T

his part contains a lot of interesting lists, and it’s a good place for you to start using the book. Here are some suggestions for using the lists to explore career options:

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The Table of Contents at the beginning of this book presents a complete listing of the list titles in this section. You can browse the lists or use the Table of Contents to find those that interest you most. We gave the lists clear titles, so most require little explanation. We provide comments for each group of lists. As you review the lists, one or more of the jobs may appeal to you enough that you want to seek additional information. As this happens, mark that job (or, if someone else will be using this book, write it on a separate sheet of paper) so that you can look up the description of the job in Part IV. Keep in mind that all jobs in these lists meet our basic criteria for being included in this book. All lists, therefore, are organized by personality type and emphasize occupations with high pay, high growth, or large numbers of openings. These measures are easily quantified and are often presented in lists of best jobs in the newspapers and other media. While earnings, growth, and openings are important, there are other factors to consider in your career planning. For example, location, having an opportunity to serve others, and enjoying your work are a few of many factors that may define the ideal job for you. These measures are difficult or impossible to quantify and thus are not used in this book, so you will need to consider the importance of these issues yourself. All data used to create these lists comes from the U.S. Department of Labor. The earnings figures are based on the average annual pay received by full-time workers. Because the earnings represent the national averages, actual pay rates can vary greatly by location, amount of previous work experience, and other factors. 27


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Best Jobs Overall for Each Personality Type: Jobs with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings The four sets of lists that follow are the most important lists in this book. The first set of lists presents, for each personality type, the jobs with the highest combined scores for pay, growth, and number of openings. These are very appealing lists because they represent jobs with the very highest quantifiable measures from our labor market. The 300 jobs in these six lists are the ones that are described in detail in Part IV. The three additional sets of lists present, for each personality type, jobs with the highest scores in each of three measures: annual earnings, projected percentage growth, and largest number of openings.

The 50 Best Jobs for Each Personality Type These are the lists that most people want to see first. For each personality type, you can see the jobs that have the highest overall combined ratings for earnings, projected growth, and number of openings. (The section in the Introduction on “How the Jobs in This Book Were Selected” explains in detail how we rated jobs to assemble this list.) Although each list covers one personality type, you’ll notice a wide variety of jobs on the list. For example, among the top 10 Investigative jobs are some in the fields of high technology, higher education, and medicine. Among the top 10 Conventional jobs are some in the financial, legal, law enforcement, and manufacturing industries. We included each job’s personality code, which indicates its Primary and Secondary (if any) Personality Types. A look at one list will clarify how we ordered the jobs—take the Realistic list as an example. Highway Patrol Pilots was the occupation with the best total score, and it is on the top of the list. The other occupations follow in descending order based on their total scores. Many jobs had tied scores and were simply listed one after another, so there are often only very small or even no differences between the scores of jobs that are near each other on the list. All other jobs lists in this book use these jobs as their source list. You can find descriptions for each of these jobs in Part IV, beginning on page 119.

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The 50 Best Realistic Jobs Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Highway Patrol Pilots ..................................................RE ............$44,020 Electricians ..................................................................RI..............$41,680 Pipe Fitters ..................................................................R ..............$40,950 Pipelaying Fitters ..........................................................R ..............$40,950 Plumbers ......................................................................R ..............$40,950 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics ..................RC ............$35,160 Refrigeration Mechanics ............................................RC ............$35,160 Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers ........................................RC ............$33,310 Truck Drivers, Heavy ....................................................R ..............$33,310 Radiologic Technicians................................................RC ............$40,620 Radiologic Technologists ............................................RI..............$40,620 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ................................................................R ..............$36,910 Correctional Officers and Jailers ................................RS ............$33,160 Forest Fire Fighters ....................................................RS ............$37,060 Municipal Fire Fighters................................................RS ............$37,060 Sheet Metal Workers....................................................R ..............$35,000 Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ......RE ............$57,000 Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ................................................................RE ............$57,000 Technical Directors/Managers ....................................RA ............$48,200 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers..............RE ..........$125,030 Brickmasons and Blockmasons ..................................R ..............$41,550 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ......................................................................R ..............$39,540 Boat Builders and Shipwrights....................................RC ............$34,250 Brattice Builders ..........................................................R ..............$34,250 Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers ........................RC ............$34,250 Construction Carpenters ..............................................R ..............$34,250 Rough Carpenters ......................................................RC ............$34,250 Ship Carpenters and Joiners ......................................R ..............$34,250 First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Landscaping Workers ..........................RE ............$33,770 Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians..............RC ............$43,650 Electrical Engineering Technicians ..............................RI..............$43,650

..........24.7% ..........23.4% ..........18.7% ..........18.7% ..........18.7% ..........31.8% ..........31.8% ..........19.0% ..........19.0% ..........22.9% ..........22.9%

..........67,000 ..........65,000 ..........56,000 ..........56,000 ..........56,000 ..........35,000 ..........35,000 ........299,000 ........299,000 ..........21,000 ..........21,000

..........16.3% ..........24.2% ..........20.7% ..........20.7% ..........19.8% ..........18.7%

........155,000 ..........49,000 ..........29,000 ..........29,000 ..........30,000 ............8,000

..........18.7% ..........18.3% ..........18.5% ..........14.2%

............8,000 ..........10,000 ............6,000 ..........21,000

..........18.8% ..........10.1% ..........10.1% ..........10.1% ..........10.1% ..........10.1% ..........10.1%

..........13,000 ........193,000 ........193,000 ........193,000 ........193,000 ........193,000 ........193,000

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

Personality Code

..........21.6% ..........18,000 ..........10.0% ..........24,000 ..........10.0% ..........24,000

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The 50 Best Realistic Jobs Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Electronics Engineering Technicians ..........................RI..............$43,650 Ceiling Tile Installers ....................................................R ..............$33,670 Drywall Installers ..........................................................R ..............$33,670 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers ....................R ..............$30,780 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General ..............RC ............$29,800 Pressure Vessel Inspectors ........................................RC ............$46,780 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists ..................................................................RC ............$34,970 Brazers ........................................................................RC ............$29,640 Solderers ....................................................................RC ............$29,640 Welder-Fitters ..............................................................RI..............$29,640 Welders and Cutters ..................................................RC ............$29,640 Welders, Production ....................................................R ..............$29,640 Roofers ........................................................................R ..............$30,020 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators ................RC ............$35,030 Operating Engineers....................................................RI..............$35,030 Civil Engineers ............................................................RI..............$61,850 Surgical Technologists ................................................RS ............$32,130 Automotive Master Mechanics....................................RC ............$31,130 Automotive Specialty Technicians ..............................RC ............$31,130

..........10.0% ..........21.4% ..........21.4% ..........26.1% ..........16.3% ............9.8%

..........24,000 ..........17,000 ..........17,000 ..........24,000 ........155,000 ..........20,000

..........14.2% ..........17.0% ..........17.0% ..........17.0% ..........17.0% ..........17.0% ..........18.6% ..........10.4% ..........10.4% ............8.0% ..........27.9% ..........12.4% ..........12.4%

..........28,000 ..........71,000 ..........71,000 ..........71,000 ..........71,000 ..........71,000 ..........38,000 ..........45,000 ..........45,000 ..........17,000 ..........13,000 ........100,000 ........100,000

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

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1. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ........................IR..............$69,700 2. Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software ......................................................................IR..............$76,240 3. Computer Software Engineers, Applications ..............IR..............$72,530 4. Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary..........IS..............$65,470 5. Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................................IS..............$64,500 6. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................IS..............$62,880

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..........38.1% ........216,000 ..........45.5% ..........39,000 ..........45.5% ..........55,000 ..........38.1% ........216,000 ..........38.1% ........216,000 ..........38.1% ........216,000

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ..............IS..............$61,790 Anesthesiologists ........................................................IR ......over $145,000 Internists, General ........................................................I........over $145,000 Obstetricians and Gynecologists ..................................I........over $145,000 Surgeons......................................................................IR ......over $145,000 Pediatricians, General ..................................................I ............$134,170 Computer Systems Analysts ......................................IC..............$64,160 Psychiatrists ................................................................IA............$133,970 Family and General Practitioners..................................I ............$133,340 Pharmacists ................................................................IC..............$80,530 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..............IS..............$55,840 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................IS..............$55,420 Physician Assistants ....................................................IS..............$65,670 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts ......................................................................IR..............$59,120 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary..............IC..............$51,030 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........IS..............$50,910 Database Administrators ............................................IC..............$58,200 Computer Security Specialists ....................................IR..............$56,050 Computer Programmers ..............................................IR..............$61,340 Veterinarians ................................................................IR..............$64,750 Financial Analysts........................................................IC..............$60,050 Market Research Analysts ..........................................IE..............$54,670 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists ................IR..............$59,210 Chiropractors ..............................................................IR..............$65,990 Clinical Psychologists ..................................................IA..............$52,220 Educational Psychologists ..........................................IS..............$52,220 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer....................IR..............$71,370 Natural Sciences Managers ........................................IE..............$85,860 Optometrists ................................................................IR..............$85,430 Computer Support Specialists ....................................IC..............$39,440 Dentists, General ........................................................IR............$120,330 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons..................................IR............$120,330 Orthodontists ..............................................................IR............$120,330 Prosthodontists ............................................................IR............$120,330

..........38.1% ..........19.5% ..........19.5% ..........19.5% ..........19.5% ..........19.5% ..........39.4% ..........19.5% ..........19.5% ..........30.1% ..........38.1% ..........38.1% ..........48.9%

........216,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........68,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........23,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ............7,000

..........57.0% ..........38.1% ..........38.1% ..........44.2% ..........37.4% ..........14.6% ..........25.1% ..........18.7% ..........23.4% ..........26.9% ..........23.3% ..........24.4% ..........24.4% ............9.4% ..........11.3% ..........17.1% ..........30.3% ............4.1% ............4.1% ............4.1% ............4.1%

..........29,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ..........16,000 ..........35,000 ..........45,000 ............4,000 ..........22,000 ..........18,000 ............6,000 ............3,000 ..........17,000 ..........17,000 ..........11,000 ............5,000 ............2,000 ..........71,000 ............7,000 ............7,000 ............7,000 ............7,000

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41. Biochemists..................................................................IR..............$62,300 ..........22.9% 42. Biophysicists ................................................................IR..............$62,300 ..........22.9% 43. Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists....................................................................IC..............$46,860 ..........28.0% 44. Economists ..................................................................IE..............$70,250 ..........13.4% 45. Respiratory Therapists ................................................IR..............$41,150 ..........34.8% 46. Computer Hardware Engineers ..................................IR..............$75,980 ............6.1% 47. Geologists ....................................................................IR..............$68,460 ..........11.5% 48. Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health ..........................................................IR..............$48,790 ..........23.7% 49. Electrical Engineers ....................................................IR..............$69,640 ............2.5% 50. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ..........IR..............$43,640 ..........19.3%

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Annual Earnings

..........15,000 ............2,000 ..........10,000 ............6,000 ............2,000 ............6,000 ..........11,000 ..........21,000

The 50 Best Artistic Jobs Job

Personality Code

Annual Earnings

1. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................................AS ............$47,980 2. English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................................AS ............$47,120 3. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................................AS ............$46,780 4. Advertising and Promotions Managers ......................AE ............$60,350 5. Graphic Designers ......................................................AE ............$36,630 6. Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio ....................................................................AE ............$48,200 7. Producers ....................................................................AE ............$48,200 8. Talent Directors ..........................................................AE ............$48,200 9. Technical Writers..........................................................AI..............$51,590 10. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ..................AR ............$57,950 11. Musicians, Instrumental................................................A ..............$37,380 12. Singers ........................................................................AE ............$37,380 13. Caption Writers............................................................AS ............$42,330 14. Copy Writers................................................................AE ............$42,330 15. Costume Attendants ..................................................AR ............$25,410

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........38.1% ........216,000 ..........38.1% ........216,000 ..........38.1% ........216,000 ..........25.0% ..........13,000 ..........21.9% ..........29,000 ..........18.3% ..........18.3% ..........18.3% ..........27.1% ..........17.3% ..........17.1% ..........17.1% ..........16.1% ..........16.1% ..........27.8%

..........10,000 ..........10,000 ..........10,000 ............6,000 ............8,000 ..........25,000 ..........25,000 ..........23,000 ..........23,000 ..........66,000

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Creative Writers ............................................................A ..............$42,330 Poets and Lyricists ......................................................AI..............$42,330 Interior Designers........................................................AE ............$40,120 Landscape Architects..................................................AR ............$50,480 Art Directors ................................................................AE ............$62,260 Film and Video Editors ................................................A ..............$40,600 Commercial and Industrial Designers ........................AR ............$52,320 Librarians ....................................................................AC ............$44,140 Editors ........................................................................AS ............$41,460 Interpreters and Translators ........................................AS ............$33,490 Actors ..........................................................................AE ............$26,460 Cartoonists ..................................................................AE ............$35,420 Painters and Illustrators ..............................................AR ............$35,420 Sculptors ....................................................................AR ............$35,420 Sketch Artists ..............................................................AR ............$35,420 Exhibit Designers ........................................................AR ............$35,150 Set Designers..............................................................AR ............$35,150 Curators ......................................................................AI..............$35,660 Museum Technicians and Conservators ....................AR ............$35,660 Photographers, Scientific ............................................AR ............$25,050 Professional Photographers........................................AR ............$25,050 Composers ..................................................................A ..............$32,530 Fashion Designers ......................................................AE ............$52,860 Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ............................A ..............$32,530 Music Directors ..........................................................AS ............$32,530 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ............................................................AR ............$34,330 Floral Designers ..........................................................AR ............$19,660 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance..............AR ............$29,320 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ........AR ............$22,030 Choreographers ..........................................................AS ............$31,030 Broadcast News Analysts ..........................................AS ............$31,240 Reporters and Correspondents ..................................AI..............$31,240 Radio and Television Announcers ..............................AS ............$20,940 Models ........................................................................AE ............$24,270 Photographic Retouchers and Restorers ..................AR ............$20,370

..........16.1% ..........16.1% ..........21.7% ..........22.2% ..........11.4% ..........26.4% ..........14.7% ..........10.1% ..........11.8% ..........22.1% ..........17.7% ..........16.5% ..........16.5% ..........16.5% ..........16.5% ..........20.9% ..........20.9% ..........17.0% ..........17.0% ..........13.6% ..........13.6% ..........13.5% ..........10.6% ..........13.5% ..........13.5%

..........23,000 ..........23,000 ............8,000 ............2,000 ............8,000 ............3,000 ............7,000 ..........15,000 ..........14,000 ............4,000 ............8,000 ............4,000 ............4,000 ............4,000 ............4,000 ............2,000 ............2,000 ............2,000 ............2,000 ..........18,000 ..........18,000 ............8,000 ............2,000 ............8,000 ............8,000

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..........13.4% ............4,000 ..........12.4% ..........13,000 ..........18.2%..fewer than 500 ..........11.3% ..........10,000 ..........15.8% ............3,000 ............6.2% ............6,000 ............6.2% ............6,000 ........–10.1% ............8,000 ..........14.5% ............1,000 ............5.4% ............4,000

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Personality Code

Annual Earnings

1. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary..........................SI..............$64,950 2. Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................................SI..............$59,710 3. Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ................SI..............$57,340 4. Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................................SI..............$55,060 5. Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ........................SI..............$54,170 6. Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ............................SI..............$52,770 7. History Teachers, Postsecondary ................................SI..............$52,180 8. Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................................SI..............$50,920 9. Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary ........SR ............$39,740 10. Registered Nurses ......................................................SI..............$49,550 11. Personal Financial Advisors........................................SE ............$58,700 12. Graduate Teaching Assistants ....................................SI..............$24,570 13. Dental Hygienists ........................................................SC ............$56,360 14. Physical Therapists ....................................................SR ............$57,710 15. Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ........SA ............$44,240 16. Medical Assistants ......................................................SC ............$24,170 17. Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School........................SA ............$42,920 18. Social and Human Service Assistants........................SC ............$23,860 19. Special Education Teachers, Middle School ..............SA ............$42,010 20. Occupational Therapists ............................................SR ............$52,550 21. Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School ......................................................SE ............$73,490 22. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers..........................SA ............$29,820 23. Police Patrol Officers ..................................................SR ............$44,020 24. Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs ......................................SE ............$44,020 25. Training and Development Specialists ........................SE ............$44,160 26. Dental Assistants ........................................................SR ............$27,700 27. Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors ..................SR ............$24,510 28. Home Health Aides ....................................................SR ............$18,240 29. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education............................................SA ............$44,580 30. Social and Community Service Managers ................SE ............$45,450 31. Security Guards ..........................................................SE ............$19,660

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........38.1% ........216,000 ..........38.1% ........216,000 ..........38.1% ........216,000 ..........38.1% ..........38.1% ..........38.1% ..........38.1%

........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000

..........38.1% ..........38.1% ..........27.3% ..........34.6% ..........38.1% ..........43.1% ..........35.3% ..........30.0% ..........58.9%

........216,000 ........216,000 ........215,000 ..........18,000 ........216,000 ............9,000 ..........16,000 ..........59,000 ..........78,000

..........30.0% ..........48.7% ..........30.0% ..........35.2%

..........59,000 ..........63,000 ..........59,000 ..........10,000

..........20.7% ..........40.1% ..........24.7% ..........24.7% ..........27.9% ..........42.5% ..........44.5% ..........48.1%

..........31,000 ..........39,000 ..........67,000 ..........67,000 ..........35,000 ..........35,000 ..........38,000 ........141,000

..........18.2% ........118,000 ..........27.7% ..........19,000 ..........31.9% ........228,000

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Annual Openings

Personal and Home Care Aides ................................SR ............$16,450 Physical Therapist Assistants ....................................SR ............$36,610 Counseling Psychologists............................................SI..............$52,220 Instructional Coordinators............................................SI..............$47,470 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education ....................................................................SA ............$40,160 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ........SA ............$19,820 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education ....................................................................SA ............$42,160 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service ..................................................SE ............$40,770 Speech-Language Pathologists ..................................SI..............$50,050 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants ..................SR ............$20,490 Radiation Therapists ..................................................SR ............$54,190 Medical and Public Health Social Workers..................SI..............$38,430 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers ........................................................................SI..............$33,020 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ................................................................SR ............$24,440 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ........................................................................SR ............$32,390 Occupational Therapist Assistants..............................SR ............$37,400 Child, Family, and School Social Workers....................S ..............$33,810 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors ......SA ............$44,640 Teacher Assistants ......................................................SC ............$19,000

..........40.5% ..........44.6% ..........24.4% ..........25.4%

........154,000 ..........10,000 ..........17,000 ..........18,000

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..........27.2% ..........34,000 ..........36.2% ..........88,000 ..........15.2% ........183,000 ..........27.3% ..........27.2% ..........24.9% ..........31.6% ..........28.6%

..........29,000 ..........10,000 ........302,000 ............1,000 ..........18,000

..........34.5% ..........17,000 ..........33.1% ..........32,000 ..........20.2% ..........39.2% ..........23.2% ..........15.0% ..........23.0%

........105,000 ............3,000 ..........45,000 ..........32,000 ........259,000

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

The 50 Best Enterprising Jobs Job

Personality Code

Annual Earnings

1. Sales Managers ..........................................................EC ............$80,470 ..........30.5% ..........54,000 2. Management Analysts ................................................EC ............$62,580 ..........30.4% ..........78,000

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3. Computer and Information Systems Managers..........EC 4. Financial Managers, Branch or Department ..............EC 5. Treasurers, Controllers, and Chief Financial Officers ........................................................................EC 6. Government Service Executives ................................EC 7. Medical and Health Services Managers ....................ES 8. Private Sector Executives ..........................................EC 9. Marketing Managers ..................................................EC 10. Lawyers ......................................................................EC 11. Sales Representatives, Agricultural ............................ER 12. Sales Representatives, Chemical and Pharmaceutical ..........................................................ES 13. Sales Representatives, Electrical/Electronic ..............ER 14. Sales Representatives, Instruments ..........................ER 15. Sales Representatives, Mechanical Equipment and Supplies ..............................................................ER 16. Sales Representatives, Medical..................................ES 17. Administrative Services Managers ............................EC 18. Education Administrators, Postsecondary ..................ES 19. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products ......................................................................ES 20. Compensation and Benefits Managers ......................ES 21. Human Resources Managers ....................................ES 22. Training and Development Managers ........................ES 23. Construction Managers ..............................................ER 24. Public Relations Specialists ........................................EA 25. Storage and Distribution Managers ............................EC 26. Transportation Managers ............................................EC 27. Personnel Recruiters ..................................................ES 28. Sales Engineers ..........................................................ER 29. First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Construction Trades Workers ..............ER 30. First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Extractive Workers ..............................ER

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Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

............$89,740 ..........36.1% ..........39,000 ............$77,300 ..........18.3% ..........71,000 ............$77,300 ..........$134,740 ............$64,550 ..........$134,740 ............$83,210 ............$91,490 ............$57,120

..........18.3% ..........16.7% ..........29.3% ..........16.7% ..........21.3% ..........17.0% ..........19.3%

..........71,000 ..........63,000 ..........33,000 ..........63,000 ..........30,000 ..........53,000 ..........44,000

............$57,120 ..........19.3% ..........44,000 ............$57,120 ..........19.3% ..........44,000 ............$57,120 ..........19.3% ..........44,000 ............$57,120 ............$57,120 ............$56,940 ............$66,640

..........19.3% ..........19.3% ..........19.8% ..........25.9%

..........44,000 ..........44,000 ..........40,000 ..........19,000

............$43,860 ............$68,800 ............$68,800 ............$68,800 ............$66,470 ............$42,590 ............$63,590 ............$63,590 ............$40,770 ............$67,790

..........19.1% ..........19.4% ..........19.4% ..........19.4% ..........12.0% ..........32.9% ..........19.7% ..........19.7% ..........27.3% ..........19.9%

........160,000 ..........21,000 ..........21,000 ..........21,000 ..........47,000 ..........28,000 ..........13,000 ..........13,000 ..........29,000 ............7,000

............$48,730 ..........14.1% ..........67,000 ............$48,730 ..........14.1% ..........67,000

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Sales Agents, Financial Services ..............................EC ............$60,530 Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities ..............EC ............$60,530 Paralegals and Legal Assistants ................................EC ............$37,930 Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators ..........ES ............$52,390 Criminal Investigators and Special Agents..................EI..............$52,390 Police Detectives ........................................................ES ............$52,390 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers ............................................ER ............$48,620 Loan Officers ..............................................................ES ............$46,640 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers ............................................................EC ............$55,690 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ............................................ES ............$54,640 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers ..............................ER ............$24,700 Engineering Managers................................................ER ............$94,470 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives....................................................................ES ............$62,350 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers ..............................................ER ............$43,720 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators ................................................................EI..............$44,040 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop ................................................................ES ............$15,380 Lawn Service Managers ............................................ER ............$33,770 Program Directors ......................................................EA ............$48,200 Retail Salespersons ....................................................ES ............$18,090 First-Line Supervisors, Administrative Support ..........EC ............$39,490

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Annual Openings

..........13.0% ..........39,000 ..........13.0% ..........39,000 ..........28.7% ..........29,000 ..........22.4% ..........11,000 ..........22.4% ..........11,000 ..........22.4% ..........11,000 ..........15.4% ..........42,000 ..........18.8% ..........30,000 ............6.8% ..........72,000 ..........27.8% ............2,000 ..........15.5% ........154,000 ............9.2% ..........16,000 ..........15.3% ..........14,000 ............9.5% ..........66,000 ..........14.2% ..........31,000 ..........16.4% ..........95,000 ..........21.6% ..........18,000 ..........18.3% ..........10,000 ..........14.6%......1,014,000 ............6.6% ........140,000

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Accountants ................................................................CE ............$49,060 Auditors ......................................................................CE ............$49,060 Adjustment Clerks ......................................................CE ............$26,500 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities ..............CE ............$26,500 Cost Estimators ..........................................................CE ............$48,290 Legal Secretaries ........................................................CE ............$35,660 Immigration and Customs Inspectors ........................CE ............$52,390 Police Identification and Records Officers..................CR ............$52,390 Bill and Account Collectors ........................................CE ............$27,000 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks ............CE ............$34,820 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance ....................................................................CE ............$44,040 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping ........................................................CE ............$31,060 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ....................................................................CE ............$34,080 Receptionists and Information Clerks ........................CE ............$21,320 Assessors....................................................................CE ............$43,610 Credit Analysts ............................................................CE ............$45,020 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance ..................................................................CR ............$30,390 Counter and Rental Clerks ........................................CE ............$17,640 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ....................CS ............$22,590 Budget Analysts ..........................................................CE ............$54,520 Licensing Examiners and Inspectors..........................CE ............$46,780 Pharmacy Technicians ................................................CR ............$22,760 Medical Secretaries ....................................................CE ............$26,000 Actuaries ......................................................................CI..............$72,520 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ..................................................................C ..............$24,520 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians....................CS ............$30,810 Mapping Technicians ..................................................CR ............$29,520 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks..........CE ............$27,760 Insurance Underwriters ..............................................CE ............$47,330 Construction and Building Inspectors ........................CR ............$42,650 Air Traffic Controllers ..................................................CR ............$96,260 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks ........................CE ............$17,450

..........19.5% ..........19.5% ..........24.3% ..........24.3% ..........18.6% ..........18.8% ..........22.4% ..........22.4% ..........24.5% ..........14.1%

........119,000 ........119,000 ........419,000 ........419,000 ..........25,000 ..........39,000 ..........11,000 ..........11,000 ..........76,000 ..........51,000

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..........14.2% ..........31,000 ..........19.3% ..........36,000 ............8.7% ..........29.5% ..........17.6% ..........18.7%

........210,000 ........296,000 ..........11,000 ............9,000

..........14.4% ..........26.3% ..........28.0% ..........14.0% ............9.8% ..........28.8% ..........17.2% ..........14.9%

..........28,000 ........144,000 ..........46,000 ............8,000 ..........20,000 ..........39,000 ..........50,000 ............2,000

..........46.8% ..........26.7% ..........23.1% ............3.0% ..........10.0% ..........13.8% ..........12.6% ..........23.9%

..........24,000 ............5,000 ..........10,000 ........274,000 ..........12,000 ..........10,000 ............2,000 ..........46,000

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Office Clerks, General..................................................C ..............$22,450 Cashiers ......................................................................CE ............$15,760 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks ....................................CE ............$26,290 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators ....................................................................CR ............$26,290 Statement Clerks ........................................................CE ............$26,290 Tax Preparers..............................................................CE ............$26,530 Cargo and Freight Agents ..........................................CR ............$31,990 Insurance Claims Clerks ............................................CE ............$28,520 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks ..........................CE ............$28,520 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ......................CR ............$44,170 Postal Service Mail Carriers ......................................CR ............$39,620 Freight Inspectors ......................................................CR ............$49,590 Marine Cargo Inspectors ............................................CR ............$49,590 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents ..........CE ............$26,220 Travel Clerks................................................................CS ............$26,220 Library Assistants, Clerical ........................................CR ............$19,930 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists ..........................CS ............$32,590 Court Clerks ................................................................CE ............$27,450

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........10.4% ........550,000 ..........13.2%......1,221,000 ............7.9% ..........78,000 ............7.9% ............7.9% ..........23.2% ..........15.5% ............3.6% ............3.6% ..........15.1% ..........–0.5% ............7.7% ............7.7% ..........12.2% ..........12.2% ..........21.5% ..........16.3% ..........12.3%

..........78,000 ..........78,000 ..........11,000 ............8,000 ..........41,000 ..........41,000 ............1,000 ..........20,000 ............5,000 ............5,000 ..........35,000 ..........35,000 ..........27,000 ............2,000 ..........14,000

The 20 Best-Paying Jobs for Each Personality Type In the following six lists you’ll find the 20 best-paying jobs for each personality type that met our criteria for this book. These are popular lists, for obvious reasons. If you compare these six lists, you may notice that some personality types have better income possibilities than others. For example, the best-paying Investigative and Enterprising jobs command much higher incomes than the best-paying Artistic and Conventional jobs. Keep in mind that these figures are only averages; there are a few artists (for example, think of movie stars) who are earning more than obstetricians. Also remember what we said earlier about how earnings can vary by region of the country and amount of experience and because of many other factors.

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Annual Earnings

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers ....................................................................$125,030 Civil Engineers ....................................................................................................................$61,850 Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors................................................................$57,000 Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ..........................................................$57,000 Technical Directors/Managers ............................................................................................$48,200 Pressure Vessel Inspectors ................................................................................................$46,780 Highway Patrol Pilots ..........................................................................................................$44,020 Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians ......................................................................$43,650 Electrical Engineering Technicians......................................................................................$43,650 Electronics Engineering Technicians ..................................................................................$43,650 Electricians ..........................................................................................................................$41,680 Brickmasons and Blockmasons ..........................................................................................$41,550 Pipe Fitters ..........................................................................................................................$40,950 Pipelaying Fitters ................................................................................................................$40,950 Plumbers..............................................................................................................................$40,950 Radiologic Technicians ........................................................................................................$40,620 Radiologic Technologists ....................................................................................................$40,620 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ............................................................$39,540 Forest Fire Fighters ............................................................................................................$37,060 Municipal Fire Fighters ........................................................................................................$37,060

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Anesthesiologists ........................................................................................................over $145,000 Internists, General ......................................................................................................over $145,000 Obstetricians and Gynecologists ................................................................................over $145,000 Surgeons ....................................................................................................................over $145,000 Pediatricians, General ......................................................................................................$134,170 Psychiatrists ......................................................................................................................$133,970 Family and General Practitioners ......................................................................................$133,340 Dentists, General ..............................................................................................................$120,330 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons........................................................................................$120,330 Orthodontists ....................................................................................................................$120,330 Prosthodontists ..................................................................................................................$120,330 Natural Sciences Managers ................................................................................................$85,860

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Annual Earnings

Optometrists ........................................................................................................................$85,430 Pharmacists ........................................................................................................................$80,530 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software ............................................................$76,240 Computer Hardware Engineers ..........................................................................................$75,980 Computer Software Engineers, Applications ......................................................................$72,530 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer............................................................................$71,370 Economists ..........................................................................................................................$70,250 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary................................................................................$69,700

The 20 Best-Paying Artistic Jobs Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Annual Earnings

Art Directors ........................................................................................................................$62,260 Advertising and Promotions Managers ..............................................................................$60,350 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval............................................................................$57,950 Fashion Designers ..............................................................................................................$52,860 Commercial and Industrial Designers ................................................................................$52,320 Technical Writers ................................................................................................................$51,590 Landscape Architects ..........................................................................................................$50,480 Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio..................................................$48,200 Producers ............................................................................................................................$48,200 Talent Directors....................................................................................................................$48,200 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................$47,980 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................$47,120 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................$46,780 Librarians ............................................................................................................................$44,140 Caption Writers ....................................................................................................................$42,330 Copy Writers ........................................................................................................................$42,330 Creative Writers ..................................................................................................................$42,330 Poets and Lyricists ..............................................................................................................$42,330 Editors..................................................................................................................................$41,460 Film and Video Editors ........................................................................................................$40,600

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Annual Earnings

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School ..........................................$73,490 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary..................................................................................$64,950 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................$59,710 Personal Financial Advisors ................................................................................................$58,700 Physical Therapists..............................................................................................................$57,710 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................$57,340 Dental Hygienists ................................................................................................................$56,360 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................$55,060 Radiation Therapists............................................................................................................$54,190 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................................................$54,170 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary....................................................................................$52,770 Occupational Therapists ......................................................................................................$52,550 Counseling Psychologists ..................................................................................................$52,220 History Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................................$52,180 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary..............................................................$50,920 Speech-Language Pathologists ..........................................................................................$50,050 Registered Nurses ..............................................................................................................$49,550 Instructional Coordinators ..................................................................................................$47,470 Social and Community Service Managers..........................................................................$45,450 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors................................................................$44,640

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Government Service Executives ......................................................................................$134,740 Private Sector Executives..................................................................................................$134,740 Engineering Managers ........................................................................................................$94,470 Lawyers................................................................................................................................$91,490 Computer and Information Systems Managers ..................................................................$89,740 Marketing Managers............................................................................................................$83,210 Sales Managers ..................................................................................................................$80,470 Financial Managers, Branch or Department ......................................................................$77,300 Treasurers, Controllers, and Chief Financial Officers ........................................................$77,300 Compensation and Benefits Managers ..............................................................................$68,800 Human Resources Managers ............................................................................................$68,800 Training and Development Managers..................................................................................$68,800

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Sales Engineers ..................................................................................................................$67,790 Education Administrators, Postsecondary ..........................................................................$66,640 Construction Managers ......................................................................................................$66,470 Medical and Health Services Managers ............................................................................$64,550 Storage and Distribution Managers ....................................................................................$63,590 Transportation Managers ....................................................................................................$63,590 Management Analysts ........................................................................................................$62,580 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives ................................................$62,350

The 20 Best-Paying Conventional Jobs Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Annual Earnings

Air Traffic Controllers ..........................................................................................................$96,260 Actuaries..............................................................................................................................$72,520 Budget Analysts ..................................................................................................................$54,520 Immigration and Customs Inspectors..................................................................................$52,390 Police Identification and Records Officers ..........................................................................$52,390 Freight Inspectors ................................................................................................................$49,590 Marine Cargo Inspectors ....................................................................................................$49,590 Accountants ........................................................................................................................$49,060 Auditors................................................................................................................................$49,060 Cost Estimators ..................................................................................................................$48,290 Insurance Underwriters ......................................................................................................$47,330 Licensing Examiners and Inspectors ..................................................................................$46,780 Credit Analysts ....................................................................................................................$45,020 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ..............................................................................$44,170 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance ........................................................$44,040 Assessors ............................................................................................................................$43,610 Construction and Building Inspectors ................................................................................$42,650 Postal Service Mail Carriers ................................................................................................$39,620 Legal Secretaries ................................................................................................................$35,660 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks......................................................................$34,820

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The 20 Fastest-Growing Jobs for Each Personality Type From the six lists of 50 jobs that met our criteria for this book, these six lists show the 20 for each personality type that are projected to have the highest percentage increase in the numbers of people employed through 2012. You will notice that just as income opportunities vary among the lists of the best-paying jobs, job opportunities vary among the personality types. The top Investigative and Social jobs have better opportunities (an average of about 40 percent growth) than do the top jobs in the other groups (an average of about 24 percent growth). This is partly because the kind of work done by Investigative and Social workers typically cannot be done by computers or by overseas workers. An aging population with greater need for medical and personal care also will demand more Investigative and Social workers.

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Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics ..............................................................................31.8% Refrigeration Mechanics ........................................................................................................31.8% Surgical Technologists............................................................................................................27.9% Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers ..............................................................................26.1% Highway Patrol Pilots..............................................................................................................24.7% Correctional Officers and Jailers ............................................................................................24.2% Electricians ............................................................................................................................23.4% Radiologic Technicians ..........................................................................................................22.9% Radiologic Technologists ........................................................................................................22.9% First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Landscaping Workers ..........................21.6% Ceiling Tile Installers ..............................................................................................................21.4% Drywall Installers ....................................................................................................................21.4% Forest Fire Fighters ................................................................................................................20.7% Municipal Fire Fighters ..........................................................................................................20.7% Sheet Metal Workers ..............................................................................................................19.8% Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers....................................................................................................19.0% Truck Drivers, Heavy ..............................................................................................................19.0% Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ..............................................................18.8% Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ..................................................................18.7% Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ............................................................18.7%

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Percent Growth

Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts ........................................................57.0% Physician Assistants ..............................................................................................................48.9% Computer Software Engineers, Applications ........................................................................45.5% Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software................................................................45.5% Database Administrators ........................................................................................................44.2% Computer Systems Analysts ..................................................................................................39.4% Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ....................................................................38.1% Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................38.1% Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary......................................................................................38.1% Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................38.1% Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................................................38.1% Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................38.1% Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................38.1% Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................................38.1% Physics Teachers, Postsecondary..........................................................................................38.1% Computer Security Specialists ..............................................................................................37.4% Respiratory Therapists ..........................................................................................................34.8% Computer Support Specialists ..............................................................................................30.3% Pharmacists............................................................................................................................30.1% Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists ........................................................28.0%

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Percent Growth

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary..................................................................38.1% English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................38.1% Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................38.1% Costume Attendants ..............................................................................................................27.8% Technical Writers ....................................................................................................................27.1% Film and Video Editors ..........................................................................................................26.4% Advertising and Promotions Managers..................................................................................25.0% Landscape Architects ............................................................................................................22.2% Interpreters and Translators ..................................................................................................22.1% Graphic Designers..................................................................................................................21.9% Interior Designers ..................................................................................................................21.7% Exhibit Designers ..................................................................................................................20.9%

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Percent Growth

Set Designers ........................................................................................................................20.9% Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio ....................................................18.3% Producers ..............................................................................................................................18.3% Talent Directors ......................................................................................................................18.3% Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ........................................................................18.2% Actors......................................................................................................................................17.7% Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ..............................................................................17.3% Musicians, Instrumental..........................................................................................................17.1%

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Medical Assistants..................................................................................................................58.9% Social and Human Service Assistants ..................................................................................48.7% Home Health Aides ................................................................................................................48.1% Physical Therapist Assistants ................................................................................................44.6% Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors..............................................................................44.5% Dental Hygienists ..................................................................................................................43.1% Dental Assistants....................................................................................................................42.5% Personal and Home Care Aides ............................................................................................40.5% Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ....................................................................................40.1% Occupational Therapist Assistants ........................................................................................39.2% Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ......................................................38.1% Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................38.1% Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ....................................................................................38.1% Graduate Teaching Assistants................................................................................................38.1% History Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................................................................38.1% Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................................38.1% Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary............................................................................38.1% Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary....................................................................................38.1% Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ......................................................................................38.1% Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary............................................................................38.1%

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Percent Growth

Computer and Information Systems Managers ....................................................................36.1% Public Relations Specialists ..................................................................................................32.9% Sales Managers ....................................................................................................................30.5% Management Analysts............................................................................................................30.4% Medical and Health Services Managers ................................................................................29.3% Paralegals and Legal Assistants ............................................................................................28.7% Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ..................................27.8% Personnel Recruiters ..............................................................................................................27.3% Education Administrators, Postsecondary ............................................................................25.9% Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators ..........22.4% Criminal Investigators and Special Agents ............................................................................22.4% Police Detectives ....................................................................................................................22.4% Lawn Service Managers ........................................................................................................21.6% Marketing Managers ..............................................................................................................21.3% Sales Engineers ....................................................................................................................19.9% Administrative Services Managers ........................................................................................19.8% Storage and Distribution Managers ......................................................................................19.7% Transportation Managers ......................................................................................................19.7% Compensation and Benefits Managers..................................................................................19.4% Human Resources Managers ................................................................................................19.4%

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Percent Growth

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ..........................................................46.8% Receptionists and Information Clerks ....................................................................................29.5% Pharmacy Technicians ..........................................................................................................28.8% Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan................................................................................28.0% Audio and Video Equipment Technicians ..............................................................................26.7% Counter and Rental Clerks ....................................................................................................26.3% Bill and Account Collectors ....................................................................................................24.5% Adjustment Clerks ..................................................................................................................24.3% Customer Service Representatives, Utilities..........................................................................24.3% Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks ..................................................................................23.9% Tax Preparers ........................................................................................................................23.2% Mapping Technicians ..............................................................................................................23.1%

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Immigration and Customs Inspectors ....................................................................................22.4% Police Identification and Records Officers ............................................................................22.4% Library Assistants, Clerical ....................................................................................................21.5% Accountants............................................................................................................................19.5% Auditors ..................................................................................................................................19.5% Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping ..........................................19.3% Legal Secretaries ..................................................................................................................18.8% Credit Analysts ......................................................................................................................18.7%

The 20 Jobs with the Most Openings for Each Personality Type From the six lists of 50 jobs that met our criteria for this book, this list shows the 20 jobs for each personality type that are projected to have the largest number of job openings per year through 2012. Jobs with many openings present several advantages that may be attractive to you. Because there are many openings, these jobs can be easier to obtain, particularly for those just entering the job market. These jobs may also offer more opportunities to move from one employer to another with relative ease. Though some of these jobs have average or below-average pay, some also pay quite well and can provide good long-term career opportunities or the ability to move up to more responsible roles. It is interesting but not surprising that job openings are dramatically more scarce in the Artistic list than in the other five lists; this is a category where keen competition for nonteaching jobs is the rule. If sales jobs were set aside, comparatively few openings also would be found among the Enterprising jobs; this also tends to be a competitive arena. The two personality types with outstanding figures for job openings are Conventional and Social. On all the lists, the jobs that are expected to have the greatest number of openings tend to be those that require hands-on or in-person work—for example, truck drivers, teachers, salespeople, or cashiers. These workers are less likely to be replaced by technology or by overseas workers.

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Annual Openings

Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers ................................................................................................299,000 Truck Drivers, Heavy............................................................................................................299,000 Boat Builders and Shipwrights ............................................................................................193,000 Brattice Builders ..................................................................................................................193,000 Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers ................................................................................193,000 Construction Carpenters ....................................................................................................193,000 Rough Carpenters ..............................................................................................................193,000 Ship Carpenters and Joiners ..............................................................................................193,000 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General........................................................................155,000 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ........................................................155,000 Automotive Master Mechanics ............................................................................................100,000 Automotive Specialty Technicians ......................................................................................100,000 Brazers ..................................................................................................................................71,000 Solderers ..............................................................................................................................71,000 Welder-Fitters ........................................................................................................................71,000 Welders and Cutters..............................................................................................................71,000 Welders, Production ..............................................................................................................71,000 Highway Patrol Pilots ............................................................................................................67,000 Electricians ............................................................................................................................65,000 Pipe Fitters ............................................................................................................................56,000

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Annual Openings

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................................216,000 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary......................................................................216,000 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................................................216,000 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary ....................................................................216,000 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary................................................................................216,000 Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................216,000 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ......................................................................216,000 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary................................................................216,000 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ......................................................................................216,000 Computer Support Specialists ..............................................................................................71,000 Computer Systems Analysts ................................................................................................68,000 Computer Software Engineers, Applications ........................................................................55,000

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Computer Programmers ........................................................................................................45,000 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software ..............................................................39,000 Anesthesiologists ..................................................................................................................38,000 Family and General Practitioners ..........................................................................................38,000 Internists, General ................................................................................................................38,000 Obstetricians and Gynecologists ..........................................................................................38,000 Pediatricians, General ..........................................................................................................38,000 Psychiatrists ..........................................................................................................................38,000

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Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................216,000 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................216,000 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................216,000 Costume Attendants ..............................................................................................................66,000 Graphic Designers ................................................................................................................29,000 Musicians, Instrumental ........................................................................................................25,000 Singers ..................................................................................................................................25,000 Caption Writers ......................................................................................................................23,000 Copy Writers ..........................................................................................................................23,000 Creative Writers ....................................................................................................................23,000 Poets and Lyricists ................................................................................................................23,000 Photographers, Scientific ......................................................................................................18,000 Professional Photographers ..................................................................................................18,000 Librarians ..............................................................................................................................15,000 Editors....................................................................................................................................14,000 Advertising and Promotions Managers ................................................................................13,000 Floral Designers ....................................................................................................................13,000 Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio....................................................10,000 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ..................................................................10,000 Producers ..............................................................................................................................10,000

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Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants ..........................................................................302,000 Teacher Assistants ..............................................................................................................259,000 Security Guards ..................................................................................................................228,000 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................216,000 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................216,000 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary..................................................................................216,000 Graduate Teaching Assistants ............................................................................................216,000 History Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................................216,000 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary..............................................................216,000 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................216,000 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................................................216,000 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary....................................................................................216,000 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................................216,000 Registered Nurses ..............................................................................................................215,000 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education ..................................................183,000 Personal and Home Care Aides..........................................................................................154,000 Home Health Aides ............................................................................................................141,000 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education ..........................118,000 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ..........................................................105,000 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education....................................................................88,000

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1. Retail Salespersons..........................................................................................................1,014,000 2. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products........................................................................................................160,000 3. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers ....................154,000 4. First-Line Supervisors, Administrative Support ..................................................................140,000 5. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop ............................................95,000 6. Management Analysts ..........................................................................................................78,000 7. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers ..........................................72,000 8. Financial Managers, Branch or Department ........................................................................71,000 9. Treasurers, Controllers, and Chief Financial Officers ..........................................................71,000 10. First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Construction Trades Workers ..............67,000 11. First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Extractive Workers ..............................67,000

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First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers ............................66,000 Government Service Executives ..........................................................................................63,000 Private Sector Executives......................................................................................................63,000 Sales Managers ....................................................................................................................54,000 Lawyers..................................................................................................................................53,000 Construction Managers ........................................................................................................47,000 Sales Representatives, Agricultural ......................................................................................44,000 Sales Representatives, Chemical and Pharmaceutical ........................................................44,000 Sales Representatives, Electrical/Electronic ........................................................................44,000

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Cashiers............................................................................................................................1,221,000 Office Clerks, General ........................................................................................................550,000 Adjustment Clerks ..............................................................................................................419,000 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities ......................................................................419,000 Receptionists and Information Clerks ................................................................................296,000 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ..................................................................274,000 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ........................................................210,000 Counter and Rental Clerks..................................................................................................144,000 Accountants ........................................................................................................................119,000 Auditors................................................................................................................................119,000 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks ..............................................................................................78,000 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators ............................................................78,000 Statement Clerks ..................................................................................................................78,000 Bill and Account Collectors....................................................................................................76,000 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks........................................................................51,000 Medical Secretaries ..............................................................................................................50,000 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks ..................................................................................46,000 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ..............................................................................46,000 Insurance Claims Clerks ......................................................................................................41,000 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks ......................................................................................41,000

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The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type Sorted by Education or Training Required The lists that follow cover each personality type and separate the top 50 jobs that met the criteria for this book into lists based on the education or training typically required for entry. Next to each job title you’ll find the job’s annual earnings, percent growth, and annual job openings, and these measures are used to order the jobs within each grouping. Thus you can easily find the best overall jobs for a given level of education or training within a given personality type. You can use these lists in a variety of ways. For example, they can help you identify a job that has higher potential than a job you now hold that requires a similar level of education. You can also use these lists to figure out additional job possibilities that would open up if you were to get additional training, education, or work experience. For example, maybe you are a high school graduate working in a job associated with the Social personality type. There are many jobs in this field at all levels of education, but especially at higher levels. You can identify the job you’re interested in and the related training you need (you’ll find more details in Part IV) so you can move ahead in the Social personality type. The lists of jobs by education should also help you when you’re planning your education. For example, you might be thinking about a job within the Realistic personality type, but you aren’t sure what kind of work you want to do. The lists show that a job as a Pipelaying Fitter requires moderate-term on-the-job training and pays $40,950, while various welding jobs require long-term on-the-job training but pay an average of $29,640. If you want higher earnings without lengthy training, this information might make a difference in your choice. If you compare the different personality types, you’ll note something that was discussed in the Introduction: some personality types (especially Investigative) offer most of their opportunities to people who are willing to get college degrees, whereas for other types (especially Realistic and Conventional) the most common entry route is on-the-job training.

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Long-term on-the-job training. This training requires more than 12 months of on-the-job training or combined work experience and formal classroom instruction. This includes occupations that use formal apprenticeships for training workers that may take up to four years. It also includes intensive occupation-specific, employer-sponsored training such as police academies. Furthermore, it includes occupations that require natural talent that must be developed over many years. Work experience in a related occupation. This type of job requires experience in a related occupation. For example, Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors are selected based on their experience as Forest Fire Fighters. Postsecondary vocational training. This requirement involves an amount of training that can vary from a few months to about one year. In a few instances, there may be as many as four years of training. Associate’s degree. This degree usually requires two years of full-time academic work beyond high school. Bachelor’s degree. This degree requires approximately four to five years of full-time academic work beyond high school. Work experience plus degree. Jobs in this category are often management-related and require some experience in a related nonmanagerial position. Master’s degree. Completion of a master’s degree usually requires one to two years of full-time study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Doctoral degree. This degree normally requires two or more years of full-time academic work beyond the bachelor’s degree. First professional degree. This type of degree normally requires a minimum of two years of education beyond the bachelor’s degree and frequently requires three years.

Another Warning About the Data We warned you in the Introduction to use caution in interpreting the data we use, and we want to do it again here. The occupational data we use is the most accurate available anywhere, but it has its limitations. For example, the education or training requirements for entry into a job are those typically required as a minimum—but some people working in those jobs may have considerably more or different credentials. For example, most Registered Nurses now have a four-year bachelor’s degree, although the two-year associate’s degree is the minimum level of training the job requires. In a similar way, people with jobs that require long-term on-the-job training typically earn more than people with jobs that require short-term on-the-job training. However, some people with short-term on-the-job training do earn more than the average for the highestpaying occupations listed in this book. On the other hand, some people with long-term on-the-job training earn much less than the average shown in this book—this is particularly true early in a person’s career. So as you browse the lists that follow, please use them as a way to be encouraged rather than discouraged. Education and training are very important for success in the labor market of the future, but so are ability, drive, initiative, and, yes, luck. 54

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Having said this, we encourage you to get as much education and training as you can. It used to be that you got your schooling and never went back, but this is not a good attitude to have now. You will probably need to continue learning new things throughout your working life. You can do so by going to school, and this is a good thing for many people to do. But there are also many other ways to learn, such as workshops, certification programs, employer training, professional conferences, Internet training, reading related books and magazines, and many others. Upgrading your computer and other technical skills is particularly important in our rapidly changing workplace, and you avoid doing so at your peril. An old saying goes, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” It is just as true now as it ever was.

Best Realistic Jobs Requiring Short-Term On-the-Job Training Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Truck Drivers, Heavy ....................................................................$33,310..........19.0% Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ................$36,910..........16.3% Brazers..........................................................................................$29,640..........17.0% Solderers ......................................................................................$29,640..........17.0% Welders, Production ....................................................................$29,640..........17.0%

........299,000 ........155,000 ..........71,000 ..........71,000 ..........71,000

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Best Realistic Jobs Requiring Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Pipelaying Fitters ..........................................................................$40,950..........18.7% Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers ..........................................................$33,310..........19.0% Correctional Officers and Jailers ..................................................$33,160..........24.2% Sheet Metal Workers ....................................................................$35,000..........19.8% Brattice Builders............................................................................$34,250..........10.1% Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers..........................................$34,250..........10.1% Rough Carpenters ........................................................................$34,250..........10.1% Ship Carpenters and Joiners........................................................$34,250..........10.1% Ceiling Tile Installers ....................................................................$33,670..........21.4% Drywall Installers ..........................................................................$33,670..........21.4% Roofers ........................................................................................$30,020..........18.6% Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators ..................................$35,030..........10.4% Operating Engineers ....................................................................$35,030..........10.4%

..........56,000 ........299,000 ..........49,000 ..........30,000 ........193,000 ........193,000 ........193,000 ........193,000 ..........17,000 ..........17,000 ..........38,000 ..........45,000 ..........45,000

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Annual Openings

Highway Patrol Pilots ....................................................................$44,020..........24.7% Electricians....................................................................................$41,680..........23.4% Pipe Fitters....................................................................................$40,950..........18.7% Plumbers ......................................................................................$40,950..........18.7% Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics ....................................$35,160..........31.8% Refrigeration Mechanics ..............................................................$35,160..........31.8% Forest Fire Fighters ......................................................................$37,060..........20.7% Municipal Fire Fighters ................................................................$37,060..........20.7% Technical Directors/Managers ......................................................$48,200..........18.3% Brickmasons and Blockmasons ..................................................$41,550..........14.2% Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers......................$39,540..........18.8% Boat Builders and Shipwrights ....................................................$34,250..........10.1% Construction Carpenters ..............................................................$34,250..........10.1% Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers ....................................$30,780..........26.1% Maintenance and Repair Workers, General ................................$29,800..........16.3% Pressure Vessel Inspectors ..........................................................$46,780............9.8% Welder-Fitters ..............................................................................$29,640..........17.0% Welders and Cutters ....................................................................$29,640..........17.0%

..........67,000 ..........65,000 ..........56,000 ..........56,000 ..........35,000 ..........35,000 ..........29,000 ..........29,000 ..........10,000 ..........21,000 ..........13,000 ........193,000 ........193,000 ..........24,000 ........155,000 ..........20,000 ..........71,000 ..........71,000

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Best Realistic Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ........................$57,000..........18.7% ............8,000 2. Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors....................$57,000..........18.7% ............8,000 3. First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Landscaping Workers ............................................$33,770..........21.6% ..........18,000

Best Realistic Jobs Requiring Postsecondary Vocational Training Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists ........$34,970 ............14.2% Surgical Technologists ..............................................................$32,130 ............27.9% Automotive Master Mechanics ..................................................$31,130 ............12.4% Automotive Specialty Technicians..............................................$31,130 ............12.4%

..........28,000 ..........13,000 ........100,000 ........100,000

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Annual Openings

Radiologic Technicians ................................................................$40,620..........22.9% Radiologic Technologists ..............................................................$40,620..........22.9% Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians................................$43,650..........10.0% Electrical Engineering Technicians ..............................................$43,650..........10.0% Electronics Engineering Technicians ............................................$43,650..........10.0%

..........21,000 ..........21,000 ..........24,000 ..........24,000 ..........24,000

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Best Realistic Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers ............................$125,030..........18.5% ............6,000 2. Civil Engineers..............................................................................$61,850............8.0% ..........17,000

Best Investigative Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Computer Support Specialists......................................................$39,440..........30.3% ..........71,000 2. Respiratory Therapists..................................................................$41,150..........34.8% ..........10,000

Best Investigative Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software......................$76,240..........45.5% Computer Software Engineers, Applications................................$72,530..........45.5% Computer Systems Analysts ........................................................$64,160..........39.4% Physician Assistants ....................................................................$65,670..........48.9% Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts ..............$59,120..........57.0% Database Administrators ..............................................................$58,200..........44.2% Computer Security Specialists ....................................................$56,050..........37.4% Computer Programmers ..............................................................$61,340..........14.6% Financial Analysts ........................................................................$60,050..........18.7%

..........39,000 ..........55,000 ..........68,000 ............7,000 ..........29,000 ..........16,000 ..........35,000 ..........45,000 ..........22,000

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Annual Openings

Market Research Analysts............................................................$54,670..........23.4% Electronics Engineers, Except Computer ....................................$71,370............9.4% Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists ..............$46,860..........28.0% Economists ..................................................................................$70,250..........13.4% Computer Hardware Engineers....................................................$75,980............6.1% Geologists ....................................................................................$68,460..........11.5% Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health ........$48,790..........23.7% Electrical Engineers......................................................................$69,640............2.5% Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ............................$43,640..........19.3%

..........18,000 ..........11,000 ..........15,000 ............2,000 ............6,000 ............2,000 ............6,000 ..........11,000 ..........21,000

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Best Investigative Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Natural Sciences Managers ........................................................$85,860..........11.3% ............5,000

Best Investigative Jobs Requiring a Master’s Degree Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................$69,700..........38.1% Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................$65,470..........38.1% Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ....$64,500..........38.1% Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................$62,880..........38.1% Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................$61,790..........38.1% Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................$55,840..........38.1% Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................$55,420..........38.1% Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................$51,030..........38.1% Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........................$50,910..........38.1% Clinical Psychologists ..................................................................$52,220..........24.4% Educational Psychologists............................................................$52,220..........24.4%

........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ..........17,000 ..........17,000

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Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists ................................$59,210..........26.9% ............6,000 2. Biochemists ..................................................................................$62,300..........22.9% ............2,000 3. Biophysicists ................................................................................$62,300..........22.9% ............2,000

Best Investigative Jobs Requiring a First Professional Degree Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Anesthesiologists ..................................................................over $145,000..........19.5% Internists, General ................................................................over $145,000..........19.5% Obstetricians and Gynecologists ..........................................over $145,000..........19.5% Surgeons ..............................................................................over $145,000..........19.5% Pediatricians, General ................................................................$134,170..........19.5% Psychiatrists................................................................................$133,970..........19.5% Family and General Practitioners ..............................................$133,340..........19.5% Pharmacists ..................................................................................$80,530..........30.1% Veterinarians ................................................................................$64,750..........25.1% Chiropractors ................................................................................$65,990..........23.3% Optometrists ................................................................................$85,430..........17.1% Dentists, General ........................................................................$120,330............4.1% Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ................................................$120,330............4.1% Orthodontists ..............................................................................$120,330............4.1% Prosthodontists ..........................................................................$120,330............4.1%

..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........38,000 ..........23,000 ............4,000 ............3,000 ............2,000 ............7,000 ............7,000 ............7,000 ............7,000

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Best Artistic Jobs Requiring Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Caption Writers ............................................................................$42,330 Costume Attendants ....................................................................$25,410 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ..........$34,330 Floral Designers............................................................................$19,660 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ..........................$22,030 Radio and Television Announcers ................................................$20,940 Models ..........................................................................................$24,270 Photographic Retouchers and Restorers ....................................$20,370

........16.1% ........27.8% ........13.4% ........12.4% ........11.3% ......–10.1% ........14.5% ..........5.4%

..........23,000 ..........66,000 ............4,000 ..........13,000 ..........10,000 ............8,000 ............1,000 ............4,000

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Talent Directors ............................................................................$48,200 Musicians, Instrumental................................................................$37,380 Singers..........................................................................................$37,380 Interpreters and Translators..........................................................$33,490 Actors............................................................................................$26,460 Cartoonists....................................................................................$35,420 Painters and Illustrators ................................................................$35,420 Sculptors ......................................................................................$35,420 Sketch Artists................................................................................$35,420 Photographers, Scientific..............................................................$25,050 Professional Photographers ........................................................$25,050

........18.3% ........17.1% ........17.1% ........22.1% ........17.7% ........16.5% ........16.5% ........16.5% ........16.5% ........13.6% ........13.6%

..........10,000 ..........25,000 ..........25,000 ............4,000 ............8,000 ............4,000 ............4,000 ............4,000 ............4,000 ..........18,000 ..........18,000

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

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Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Choreographers ............................................................................$31,030 ........15.8% ............3,000

Best Artistic Jobs Requiring Postsecondary Vocational Training Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ..............................$29,320 ........18.2%......fewer than 500

Best Artistic Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Graphic Designers ........................................................................$36,630 Technical Writers ..........................................................................$51,590 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ....................................$57,950 Copy Writers ................................................................................$42,330 Creative Writers ............................................................................$42,330 Poets and Lyricists........................................................................$42,330

........21.9% ........27.1% ........17.3% ........16.1% ........16.1% ........16.1%

..........29,000 ............6,000 ............8,000 ..........23,000 ..........23,000 ..........23,000

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Annual Openings

Interior Designers ........................................................................$40,120 Landscape Architects ..................................................................$50,480 Film and Video Editors ................................................................$40,600 Commercial and Industrial Designers ..........................................$52,320 Editors ..........................................................................................$41,460 Exhibit Designers..........................................................................$35,150 Set Designers ..............................................................................$35,150 Fashion Designers ........................................................................$52,860 Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ............................................$32,530 Broadcast News Analysts ............................................................$31,240 Reporters and Correspondents....................................................$31,240

........21.7% ........22.2% ........26.4% ........14.7% ........11.8% ........20.9% ........20.9% ........10.6% ........13.5% ..........6.2% ..........6.2%

............8,000 ............2,000 ............3,000 ............7,000 ..........14,000 ............2,000 ............2,000 ............2,000 ............8,000 ............6,000 ............6,000

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Advertising and Promotions Managers ........................................$60,350 Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio ..........$48,200 Producers......................................................................................$48,200 Art Directors..................................................................................$62,260

........25.0% ........18.3% ........18.3% ........11.4%

..........13,000 ..........10,000 ..........10,000 ............8,000

Job 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Annual Earnings

1. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ........................$47,980 2. English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................................$47,120 3. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................................$46,780 4. Librarians ......................................................................................$44,140 5. Curators ........................................................................................$35,660 6. Museum Technicians and Conservators ......................................$35,660 7. Composers....................................................................................$32,530 8. Music Directors ............................................................................$32,530

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Annual Openings

........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........10.1% ........17.0% ........17.0% ........13.5% ........13.5%

........216,000 ..........15,000 ............2,000 ............2,000 ............8,000 ............8,000

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Annual Openings

Home Health Aides ......................................................................$18,240..........48.1% Security Guards ............................................................................$19,660..........31.9% Personal and Home Care Aides ..................................................$16,450..........40.5% Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants ....................................$20,490..........24.9% Teacher Assistants........................................................................$19,000..........23.0%

........141,000 ........228,000 ........154,000 ........302,000 ........259,000

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Medical Assistants ........................................................................$24,170..........58.9% ..........78,000 2. Social and Human Service Assistants ........................................$23,860..........48.7% ..........63,000 3. Dental Assistants ..........................................................................$27,700..........42.5% ..........35,000

Best Social Jobs Requiring Long-Term On-the-Job Training Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Police Patrol Officers ....................................................................$44,020..........24.7% ..........67,000 2. Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs ........................................................$44,020..........24.7% ..........67,000

Best Social Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................$39,740..........38.1% ........216,000 2. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ..........................................$29,820..........40.1% ..........39,000

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Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors ....................................$24,510..........44.5% ..........38,000 2. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ......................$24,440..........33.1% ..........32,000 3. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses....................$32,390..........20.2% ........105,000

Best Social Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Registered Nurses ........................................................................$49,550..........27.3% Dental Hygienists..........................................................................$56,360..........43.1% Physical Therapist Assistants ......................................................$36,610..........44.6% Radiation Therapists ....................................................................$54,190..........31.6% Occupational Therapist Assistants ..............................................$37,400..........39.2%

........215,000 ............9,000 ..........10,000 ............1,000 ............3,000

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Annual Earnings

Best Social Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Personal Financial Advisors ........................................................$58,700..........34.6% 2. Special Education Teachers, Secondary School..........................$44,240..........30.0% 3. Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School ................................................................$42,920..........30.0% 4. Special Education Teachers, Middle School ................................$42,010..........30.0% 5. Occupational Therapists ..............................................................$52,550..........35.2% 6. Training and Development Specialists..........................................$44,160..........27.9% 7. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education ....................................................................$44,580..........18.2% 8. Social and Community Service Managers ..................................$45,450..........27.7% 9. Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education ......................$40,160..........27.2% 10. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ..........................$19,820..........36.2% 11. Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education ............$42,160..........15.2% 12. Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service ..........................................................................................$40,770..........27.3% 13. Medical and Public Health Social Workers ..................................$38,430..........28.6% 14. Child, Family, and School Social Workers....................................$33,810..........23.2%

..........18,000 ..........59,000

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..........59,000 ..........59,000 ..........10,000 ..........35,000 ........118,000 ..........19,000 ..........34,000 ..........88,000 ........183,000 ..........29,000 ..........18,000 ..........45,000

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Best Social Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School ..........................................................................................$73,490..........20.7% ..........31,000

Best Social Jobs Requiring a Master’s Degree Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................$64,950..........38.1% Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ............$59,710..........38.1% Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................$57,340..........38.1% Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................................$55,060..........38.1% Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary..........................................$54,170..........38.1% Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................$52,770..........38.1% History Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................$52,180..........38.1% Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ......................$50,920..........38.1% Graduate Teaching Assistants ......................................................$24,570..........38.1% Physical Therapists ......................................................................$57,710..........35.3% Counseling Psychologists ............................................................$52,220..........24.4% Instructional Coordinators ............................................................$47,470..........25.4% Speech-Language Pathologists....................................................$50,050..........27.2% Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers ................$33,020..........34.5% Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors ........................$44,640..........15.0%

........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Annual Earnings

........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ........216,000 ..........16,000 ..........17,000 ..........18,000 ..........10,000 ..........17,000 ..........32,000

Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring Short-Term On-the-Job Training Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop..............................................................................................$15,380 ........16.4% ..........95,000 2. Retail Salespersons......................................................................$18,090 ........14.6% ......1,014,000

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Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Sales Representatives, Agricultural..............................................$57,120 Sales Representatives, Chemical and Pharmaceutical ..............$57,120 Sales Representatives, Electrical/Electronic ................................$57,120 Sales Representatives, Instruments ............................................$57,120 Sales Representatives, Mechanical Equipment and Supplies ........................................................................................$57,120 6. Sales Representatives, Medical ..................................................$57,120 7. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products ....................................$43,860

........19.3% ........19.3% ........19.3% ........19.3%

..........44,000 ..........44,000 ..........44,000 ..........44,000

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........19.3% ..........44,000 ........19.3% ..........44,000 ........19.1% ........160,000

Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring Long-Term On-the-Job Training Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators ....................$44,040 ........14.2% ..........31,000

Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation Job

Annual Earnings

1. Storage and Distribution Managers..............................................$63,590 2. Transportation Managers..............................................................$63,590 3. First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Construction Trades Workers ................................$48,730 4. First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Extractive Workers ................................................$48,730 5. Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators ......................................................$52,390 6. Criminal Investigators and Special Agents ..................................$52,390 7. Police Detectives ..........................................................................$52,390 8. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers ..............................................................$48,620 9. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers ........................................................................................$55,690

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........19.7% ..........13,000 ........19.7% ..........13,000 ........14.1% ..........67,000 ........14.1% ..........67,000 ........22.4% ..........11,000 ........22.4% ..........11,000 ........22.4% ..........11,000 ........15.4% ..........42,000 ..........6.8% ..........72,000

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Annual Earnings

10. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers ....................................................................$24,700 11. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives ........$62,350 12. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers........................................................................$43,720 13. Lawn Service Managers ..............................................................$33,770 14. First-Line Supervisors, Administrative Support ............................$39,490

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........15.5% ........154,000 ........15.3% ..........14,000 ..........9.5% ..........66,000 ........21.6% ..........18,000 ..........6.6% ........140,000

Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Paralegals and Legal Assistants ..................................................$37,930 ........28.7% ..........29,000

Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Construction Managers ................................................................$66,470 Public Relations Specialists..........................................................$42,590 Personnel Recruiters ....................................................................$40,770 Sales Engineers............................................................................$67,790 Sales Agents, Financial Services ................................................$60,530 Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities ................................$60,530 Loan Officers ................................................................................$46,640

........12.0% ........32.9% ........27.3% ........19.9% ........13.0% ........13.0% ........18.8%

..........47,000 ..........28,000 ..........29,000 ............7,000 ..........39,000 ..........39,000 ..........30,000

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Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Sales Managers............................................................................$80,470 Management Analysts ..................................................................$62,580 Computer and Information Systems Managers ..........................$89,740 Financial Managers, Branch or Department ................................$77,300 Treasurers, Controllers, and Chief Financial Officers ..................$77,300 Government Service Executives ................................................$134,740 Medical and Health Services Managers ......................................$64,550 Private Sector Executives ..........................................................$134,740 Marketing Managers ....................................................................$83,210 Administrative Services Managers ..............................................$56,940 Education Administrators, Postsecondary....................................$66,640 Compensation and Benefits Managers ........................................$68,800 Human Resources Managers ......................................................$68,800 Training and Development Managers ..........................................$68,800 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes..................................................................................$54,640 16. Engineering Managers ................................................................$94,470 17. Program Directors ........................................................................$48,200

........30.5% ........30.4% ........36.1% ........18.3% ........18.3% ........16.7% ........29.3% ........16.7% ........21.3% ........19.8% ........25.9% ........19.4% ........19.4% ........19.4%

..........54,000 ..........78,000 ..........39,000 ..........71,000 ..........71,000 ..........63,000 ..........33,000 ..........63,000 ..........30,000 ..........40,000 ..........19,000 ..........21,000 ..........21,000 ..........21,000

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

........27.8% ............2,000 ..........9.2% ..........16,000 ........18.3% ..........10,000

Best Enterprising Jobs Requiring a First Professional Degree Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Lawyers ........................................................................................$91,490 ........17.0%............53,000

Best Conventional Jobs Requiring Short-Term On-the-Job Training Job

Annual Earnings

1. Bill and Account Collectors ..........................................................$27,000 2. Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks ..............................$34,820 3. Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping ..........................................................................$31,060 4. Receptionists and Information Clerks ..........................................$21,320 5. Counter and Rental Clerks ..........................................................$17,640

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........24.5%............76,000 ........14.1%............51,000 ........19.3%............36,000 ........29.5%..........296,000 ........26.3%..........144,000

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Annual Earnings

Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan......................................$22,590 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks..........................................$17,450 Office Clerks, General ..................................................................$22,450 Cashiers........................................................................................$15,760 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks ......................................................$26,290 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators ..................$26,290 Statement Clerks ..........................................................................$26,290 Postal Service Mail Carriers ........................................................$39,620 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents ............................$26,220 Travel Clerks ................................................................................$26,220 Library Assistants, Clerical ..........................................................$19,930 Court Clerks..................................................................................$27,450

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........28.0%............46,000 ........23.9%............46,000 ........10.4%..........550,000 ........13.2% ......1,221,000 ..........7.9%............78,000 ..........7.9%............78,000 ..........7.9%............78,000 ........–0.5%............20,000 ........12.2%............35,000 ........12.2%............35,000 ........21.5%............27,000 ........12.3%............14,000

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Annual Earnings

Adjustment Clerks ........................................................................$26,500 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities ................................$26,500 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ..................$34,080 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance ......................$30,390 Pharmacy Technicians..................................................................$22,760 Mapping Technicians ....................................................................$29,520 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ..........................$27,760 Tax Preparers ..............................................................................$26,530 Cargo and Freight Agents ............................................................$31,990 Insurance Claims Clerks ..............................................................$28,520 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks ............................................$28,520 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists ............................................$32,590

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........24.3%..........419,000 ........24.3%..........419,000 ..........8.7%..........210,000 ........14.4%............28,000 ........28.8%............39,000 ........23.1%............10,000 ..........3.0%..........274,000 ........23.2%............11,000 ........15.5%..............8,000 ..........3.6%............41,000 ..........3.6%............41,000 ........16.3%..............2,000

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Annual Earnings

Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance ................$44,040 Licensing Examiners and Inspectors ..........................................$46,780 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians ....................................$30,810 Air Traffic Controllers ....................................................................$96,260

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........14.2%............31,000 ..........9.8%............20,000 ........26.7%..............5,000 ........12.6%..............2,000

Best Conventional Jobs Requiring Work Experience in a Related Occupation Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Annual Earnings

Immigration and Customs Inspectors ..........................................$52,390 Police Identification and Records Officers....................................$52,390 Construction and Building Inspectors ..........................................$42,650 Freight Inspectors ........................................................................$49,590 Marine Cargo Inspectors ..............................................................$49,590

Percent Growth

Annual Openingss

........22.4%............11,000 ........22.4%............11,000 ........13.8%............10,000 ..........7.7%..............5,000 ..........7.7%..............5,000

Best Conventional Jobs Requiring Postsecondary Vocational Training Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Legal Secretaries..........................................................................$35,660 ........18.8%............39,000 2. Assessors ....................................................................................$43,610 ........17.6%............11,000 3. Medical Secretaries ......................................................................$26,000 ........17.2%............50,000

Best Conventional Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ................$24,520 ........46.8%............24,000

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Annual Earnings

Accountants ..................................................................................$49,060 Auditors ........................................................................................$49,060 Cost Estimators ............................................................................$48,290 Credit Analysts..............................................................................$45,020 Budget Analysts............................................................................$54,520 Insurance Underwriters ................................................................$47,330 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ........................................$44,170

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........19.5%..........119,000 ........19.5%..........119,000 ........18.6%............25,000 ........18.7%..............9,000 ........14.0%..............8,000 ........10.0%............12,000 ........15.1%..............1,000

Best Conventional Jobs Requiring Work Experience Plus Degree Job

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Actuaries ......................................................................................$72,520 ........14.9%..............2,000

Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Women and Men We knew we would create some controversy when we first included the best jobs lists with high percentages of men and women. But these lists are not meant to restrict women or men from considering job options—one reason for including these lists is exactly the opposite. We hope the lists will help people see possibilities that they might not otherwise have considered. For example, we suggest that women browse the lists of jobs that employ high percentages of men. Many of these occupations pay quite well, and women who want to do them and are willing to undertake the education or training should consider them. To create the lists, we sorted the jobs of each personality type that met the criteria for this book and included only those employing 70 percent or more of women or men. For the Realistic, Investigative, and Enterprising personality types, the list of predominantly male jobs is much longer than the list of predominantly female jobs. For the Social and Conventional personality types, we found the opposite to be true. For the Artistic personality type, the lists were roughly equal. We also produced “best overall” lists in which these predominantly male jobs and predominantly female jobs are sorted by their combined ranking in terms of annual earnings, percent growth, and annual job openings. In these lists, we list these facts for each job so you can compare their potential rewards. 70

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In the following lists, if you compare the occupations employing a high percentage of women with those employing a high percentage of men, you may notice some distinct differences beyond the obvious. For example, you may notice that the jobs with a high percentage of women are growing somewhat faster than those with a high percentage of men. We’ve done the math and discovered that the different is an average growth rate of 24 percent for the jobs that employ mostly women versus an average rate of 18 percent for the jobs that employ mostly men. The number of annual job openings shows a similar pattern. Occupations with a high percentage of men average 49,719 openings per year, while more than double that number of openings, 102,808, are projected on average for occupations with a high percentage of women. This discrepancy reflects the trend that men have had more problems than women in adapting to an economy dominated by service and information-based jobs. Many women may simply be better prepared for these jobs, possessing more appropriate skills for the jobs that are now growing rapidly and have more job openings. On the other hand, you may notice that on average the jobs with a high percentage of men have higher wages (an average of $51,075) than do the jobs with a high percentage of women ($32,088). This indicates that women interested in improving their earnings may want to consider jobs traditionally dominated by men. Remember that a time-honored gender imbalance is not always a barrier to women. Some employers are seeking female recruits to counterbalance a traditional male dominance.

Realistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women Job

Percent Women

1. Surgical Technologists ..........................................................................................................80.7% 2. Radiologic Technicians..........................................................................................................71.7% 3. Radiologic Technologists ......................................................................................................71.7%

Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women Job

Percent Women

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Radiologic Technicians ..........................................71.7% ..........$40,620 ........22.9% ............21,000 2. Radiologic Technologists ........................................71.7% ..........$40,620 ........22.9% ............21,000 3. Surgical Technologists ............................................80.7% ..........$32,130 ........27.9% ............13,000

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Brickmasons and Blockmasons ............................................................................................98.9% Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists....................................................98.8% Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers ............................................................................98.6% Roofers ..................................................................................................................................98.4% Pipe Fitters ............................................................................................................................98.3% Pipelaying Fitters ..................................................................................................................98.3% Plumbers ..............................................................................................................................98.3% Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics..............................................................................98.2% Refrigeration Mechanics ......................................................................................................98.2% Boat Builders and Shipwrights..............................................................................................98.1% Brattice Builders ....................................................................................................................98.1% Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers ..................................................................................98.1% Construction Carpenters ......................................................................................................98.1% Rough Carpenters ................................................................................................................98.1% Ship Carpenters and Joiners ................................................................................................98.1% Automotive Master Mechanics ..............................................................................................98.1% Automotive Specialty Technicians ........................................................................................98.1% Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators ..........................................................................97.8% Operating Engineers ............................................................................................................97.8% Electricians ............................................................................................................................97.4% Ceiling Tile Installers ............................................................................................................97.3% Drywall Installers ..................................................................................................................97.3% Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ................................................................97.1% Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ............................................................97.1% Forest Fire Fighters ..............................................................................................................96.4% Municipal Fire Fighters..........................................................................................................96.4% Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ..........................................................96.2% Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers........................................................................96.0% Sheet Metal Workers ............................................................................................................95.9% Maintenance and Repair Workers, General ........................................................................95.9% Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers ..................................................................................................94.1% Truck Drivers, Heavy ............................................................................................................94.1% Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ..............................................................93.5% First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Landscaping Workers ........................93.3% Brazers ..................................................................................................................................92.6% Solderers ..............................................................................................................................92.6%

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Realistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men Job 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45.

Percent Men

Welder-Fitters ........................................................................................................................92.6% Welders and Cutters ............................................................................................................92.6% Welders, Production ..............................................................................................................92.6% Civil Engineers ......................................................................................................................89.9% Highway Patrol Pilots ............................................................................................................86.9% Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians ........................................................................80.9% Electrical Engineering Technicians ......................................................................................80.9% Electronics Engineering Technicians ....................................................................................80.9% Correctional Officers and Jailers ..........................................................................................74.0%

Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men Percent Men

Annual Earnings

Highway Patrol Pilots..............................................86.9% Electricians ............................................................97.4% Pipe Fitters..............................................................98.3% Pipelaying Fitters ....................................................98.3% Plumbers ................................................................98.3% Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics ..............98.2% Refrigeration Mechanics ........................................98.2% Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers....................................94.1% Truck Drivers, Heavy ..............................................94.1% Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ..........................................................96.2% Correctional Officers and Jailers ............................74.0% Forest Fire Fighters ................................................96.4% Municipal Fire Fighters ..........................................96.4% Sheet Metal Workers ..............................................95.9% Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ............................................................97.1% Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors ............................................................97.1% Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers ........96.0% Brickmasons and Blockmasons ............................98.9%

..........$44,020 ..........$41,680 ..........$40,950 ..........$40,950 ..........$40,950 ..........$35,160 ..........$35,160 ..........$33,310 ..........$33,310

........24.7% ............67,000 ........23.4% ............65,000 ........18.7% ............56,000 ........18.7% ............56,000 ........18.7% ............56,000 ........31.8% ............35,000 ........31.8% ............35,000 ........19.0% ..........299,000 ........19.0% ..........299,000

..........$36,910 ..........$33,160 ..........$37,060 ..........$37,060 ..........$35,000

........16.3% ..........155,000 ........24.2% ............49,000 ........20.7% ............29,000 ........20.7% ............29,000 ........19.8% ............30,000

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........$57,000 ........18.7% ..............8,000 ..........$57,000 ........18.7% ..............8,000 ........$125,030 ........18.5% ..............6,000 ..........$41,550 ........14.2% ............21,000

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Percent Men

19. Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ........................................................93.5% 20. Boat Builders and Shipwrights ..............................98.1% 21. Brattice Builders......................................................98.1% 22. Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers....................98.1% 23. Construction Carpenters ........................................98.1% 24. Rough Carpenters ..................................................98.1% 25. Ship Carpenters and Joiners..................................98.1% 26. First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Landscaping Workers ......................93.3% 27. Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians ........80.9% 28. Electrical Engineering Technicians ........................80.9% 29. Electronics Engineering Technicians......................80.9% 30. Ceiling Tile Installers ..............................................97.3% 31. Drywall Installers ....................................................97.3% 32. Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers ..............98.6% 33. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General ..........95.9% 34. Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists ..............................................................98.8% 35. Brazers....................................................................92.6% 36. Solderers ................................................................92.6% 37. Welder-Fitters ........................................................92.6% 38. Welders and Cutters ..............................................92.6% 39. Welders, Production ..............................................92.6% 40. Roofers ..................................................................98.4% 41. Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators ............97.8% 42. Operating Engineers ..............................................97.8% 43. Civil Engineers........................................................89.9% 44. Automotive Master Mechanics ..............................98.1% 45. Automotive Specialty Technicians ..........................98.1%

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Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........$39,540 ..........$34,250 ..........$34,250 ..........$34,250 ..........$34,250 ..........$34,250 ..........$34,250

........18.8% ............13,000 ........10.1% ..........193,000 ........10.1% ..........193,000 ........10.1% ..........193,000 ........10.1% ..........193,000 ........10.1% ..........193,000 ........10.1% ..........193,000

..........$33,770 ..........$43,650 ..........$43,650 ..........$43,650 ..........$33,670 ..........$33,670 ..........$30,780 ..........$29,800

........21.6% ............18,000 ........10.0% ............24,000 ........10.0% ............24,000 ........10.0% ............24,000 ........21.4% ............17,000 ........21.4% ............17,000 ........26.1% ............24,000 ........16.3% ..........155,000

..........$34,970 ..........$29,640 ..........$29,640 ..........$29,640 ..........$29,640 ..........$29,640 ..........$30,020 ..........$35,030 ..........$35,030 ..........$61,850 ..........$31,130 ..........$31,130

........14.2% ............28,000 ........17.0% ............71,000 ........17.0% ............71,000 ........17.0% ............71,000 ........17.0% ............71,000 ........17.0% ............71,000 ........18.6% ............38,000 ........10.4% ............45,000 ........10.4% ............45,000 ..........8.0% ............17,000 ........12.4% ..........100,000 ........12.4% ..........100,000

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Percent Women

1. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ....................................................................73.9%

Best Investigative Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women Job

Percent Women

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ......73.9% ..........$43,640 ........19.3% ............21,000

Investigative Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Percent Men

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer ............................................................................91.3% Electrical Engineers ..............................................................................................................91.3% Computer Hardware Engineers ............................................................................................83.7% Dentists, General ..................................................................................................................82.1% Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ..........................................................................................82.1% Orthodontists ........................................................................................................................82.1% Prosthodontists......................................................................................................................82.1% Chiropractors ........................................................................................................................77.8% Computer Security Specialists..............................................................................................76.7% Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health ................................................75.9% Geologists ............................................................................................................................75.9% Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software ..............................................................75.3% Computer Software Engineers, Applications ........................................................................75.3% Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts ......................................................73.5% Anesthesiologists ..................................................................................................................73.2% Internists, General ................................................................................................................73.2% Family and General Practitioners..........................................................................................73.2% Obstetricians and Gynecologists ..........................................................................................73.2% Pediatricians, General ..........................................................................................................73.2% Psychiatrists ..........................................................................................................................73.2% Surgeons ..............................................................................................................................73.2% Computer Programmers........................................................................................................72.5% Optometrists ..........................................................................................................................72.4%

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Percent Men

Annual Earnings

1. Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software..................................................................75.3% ..........$76,240 2. Computer Software Engineers, Applications..........75.3% ..........$72,530 3. Anesthesiologists....................................................73.2%....over $145,000 4. Internists, General ..................................................73.2%....over $145,000 5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists............................73.2%....over $145,000 6. Surgeons ................................................................73.2%....over $145,000 7. Pediatricians, General ............................................73.2% ........$134,170 8. Psychiatrists............................................................73.2% ........$133,970 9. Family and General Practitioners ..........................73.2% ........$133,340 10. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts ..................................................................73.5% ..........$59,120 11. Computer Security Specialists ..............................76.7% ..........$56,050 12. Computer Programmers ........................................72.5% ..........$61,340 13. Chiropractors ..........................................................77.8% ..........$65,990 14. Electronics Engineers, Except Computer ..............91.3% ..........$71,370 15. Optometrists ..........................................................72.4% ..........$85,430 16. Dentists, General ....................................................82.1% ........$120,330 17. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ............................82.1% ........$120,330 18. Orthodontists ..........................................................82.1% ........$120,330 19. Prosthodontists ......................................................82.1% ........$120,330 20. Computer Hardware Engineers..............................83.7% ..........$75,980 21. Geologists ..............................................................75.9% ..........$68,460 22. Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health......................................................75.9% ..........$48,790 23. Electrical Engineers................................................91.3% ..........$69,640

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........45.5% ............39,000 ........45.5% ............55,000 ........19.5% ............38,000 ........19.5% ............38,000 ........19.5% ............38,000 ........19.5% ............38,000 ........19.5% ............38,000 ........19.5% ............38,000 ........19.5% ............38,000 ........57.0% ............29,000 ........37.4% ............35,000 ........14.6% ............45,000 ........23.3% ..............3,000 ..........9.4% ............11,000 ........17.1% ..............2,000 ..........4.1% ..............7,000 ..........4.1% ..............7,000 ..........4.1% ..............7,000 ..........4.1% ..............7,000 ..........6.1% ..............6,000 ........11.5% ..............2,000 ........23.7% ..............6,000 ..........2.5% ............11,000

Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women Job 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Percent Women

Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance........................................................................88.8% Choreographers ....................................................................................................................84.2% Librarians ..............................................................................................................................82.6% Models ..................................................................................................................................77.4%

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Annual Earnings

Librarians ................................................................82.6% Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ........88.8% Choreographers......................................................84.2% Models ....................................................................77.4%

..........$44,140 ..........$29,320 ..........$31,030 ..........$24,270

Job 1. 2. 3. 4.

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........10.1% ............15,000 ........18.2%......fewer than 500 ........15.8% ..............3,000 ........14.5% ..............1,000

Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Percent Men

Film and Video Editors ..........................................................................................................81.1% Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ..................................................81.1% Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ............................................................................79.7% Landscape Architects............................................................................................................79.7% Radio and Television Announcers ........................................................................................78.1%

Best Artistic Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men Job 1. 2. 3. 4.

Percent Men

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ..............79.7% Landscape Architects ............................................79.7% Film and Video Editors ..........................................81.1% Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ........................................................81.1% 5. Radio and Television Announcers ..........................78.1%

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........$57,950 ........17.3% ..............8,000 ..........$50,480 ........22.2% ..............2,000 ..........$40,600 ........26.4% ..............3,000 ..........$34,330 ........13.4% ..............4,000 ..........$20,940 ......–10.1% ..............8,000

Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Percent Women

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education................................................................97.8% Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ....................................................................97.8% Dental Hygienists ..................................................................................................................97.7% Dental Assistants....................................................................................................................97.1% Speech-Language Pathologists ............................................................................................95.1%

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Percent Women

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ............................................................93.0% Registered Nurses..................................................................................................................92.4% Teacher Assistants ................................................................................................................91.6% Occupational Therapists ........................................................................................................90.0% Medical Assistants..................................................................................................................88.0% Home Health Aides ................................................................................................................87.8% Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants..............................................................................87.8% Personal and Home Care Aides ............................................................................................87.3% Occupational Therapist Assistants ........................................................................................87.2% Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ..................................................................86.6% Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School..................86.6% Special Education Teachers, Middle School ..........................................................................86.6% Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education ......................................................79.0% Medical and Public Health Social Workers ............................................................................78.5% Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers ..........................................................78.5% Child, Family, and School Social Workers..............................................................................78.5% Physical Therapist Assistants ................................................................................................76.0% Physical Therapists ................................................................................................................70.4%

Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

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Percent Women

Registered Nurses..................................................92.4% Dental Hygienists....................................................97.7% Physical Therapists ................................................70.4% Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ....................................................................86.6% Medical Assistants..................................................88.0% Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School ..................86.6% Special Education Teachers, Middle School ..........86.6% Occupational Therapists ........................................90.0% Dental Assistants....................................................97.1% Home Health Aides ................................................87.8% Personal and Home Care Aides ............................87.3% Physical Therapist Assistants ................................76.0%

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........$49,550 ........27.3% ..........215,000 ..........$56,360 ........43.1% ..............9,000 ..........$57,710 ........35.3% ............16,000 ..........$44,240 ........30.0% ............59,000 ..........$24,170 ........58.9% ............78,000 ..........$42,920 ..........$42,010 ..........$52,550 ..........$27,700 ..........$18,240 ..........$16,450 ..........$36,610

........30.0% ............59,000 ........30.0% ............59,000 ........35.2% ............10,000 ........42.5% ............35,000 ........48.1% ..........141,000 ........40.5% ..........154,000 ........44.6% ............10,000

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Percent Women

13. Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education................................................................97.8% 14. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ....97.8% 15. Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education................................................................79.0% 16. Speech-Language Pathologists..............................95.1% 17. Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants..............87.8% 18. Medical and Public Health Social Workers ............78.5% 19. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers ..................................................................78.5% 20. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ....................................................................93.0% 21. Occupational Therapist Assistants ........................87.2% 22. Child, Family, and School Social Workers..............78.5% 23. Teacher Assistants ................................................91.6%

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........$40,160 ........27.2% ............34,000 ..........$19,820 ........36.2% ............88,000 ..........$42,160 ..........$50,050 ..........$20,490 ..........$38,430

........15.2% ..........183,000 ........27.2% ............10,000 ........24.9% ..........302,000 ........28.6% ............18,000

..........$33,020 ........34.5% ............17,000 ..........$32,390 ..........$37,400 ..........$33,810 ..........$19,000

........20.2% ..........105,000 ........39.2% ..............3,000 ........23.2% ............45,000 ........23.0% ..........259,000

Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men Job

Percent Men

1. Police Patrol Officers ............................................................................................................86.9% 2. Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs ................................................................................................86.9% 3. Security Guards ....................................................................................................................79.0%

Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men Job

Percent Men

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Police Patrol Officers ..............................................86.9% ..........$44,020 ........24.7% ............67,000 2. Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs ..................................86.9% ..........$44,020 ........24.7% ............67,000 3. Security Guards......................................................79.0% ..........$19,660 ........31.9% ..........228,000

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Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women Job

Percent Women

1. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop ............................................87.3% 2. Paralegals and Legal Assistants ..........................................................................................86.1%

Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Women Job

Percent Women

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Paralegals and Legal Assistants ............................86.1% ..........$37,930 ........28.7% ............29,000 2. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop ....................................................87.3% ..........$15,380 ........16.4% ............95,000

Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

80

Percent Men

First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Construction Trades Workers ..............97.2% First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Extractive Workers ..............................97.2% Sales Engineers ....................................................................................................................94.0% Engineering Managers..........................................................................................................93.4% Lawn Service Managers ......................................................................................................93.3% Construction Managers ........................................................................................................93.2% First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers..........................91.8% First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives..................................................87.2% Storage and Distribution Managers ......................................................................................82.9% Transportation Managers ......................................................................................................82.9% Government Service Executives ..........................................................................................81.2% Private Sector Executives ....................................................................................................81.2% First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers ............................79.1% Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators ........79.0% Criminal Investigators and Special Agents ..........................................................................79.0% Police Detectives ..................................................................................................................79.0% Sales Representatives, Agricultural ......................................................................................73.9% Sales Representatives, Chemical and Pharmaceutical........................................................73.9% Sales Representatives, Electrical/Electronic ........................................................................73.9% Sales Representatives, Instruments ....................................................................................73.9% Sales Representatives, Mechanical Equipment and Supplies ............................................73.9% Sales Representatives, Medical............................................................................................73.9%

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23. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products ................................................................................................................73.9% 24. Lawyers ................................................................................................................................71.3% 25. Computer and Information Systems Managers....................................................................70.3%

Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men Percent Men

Annual Earnings

Computer and Information Systems Managers ....70.3% Government Service Executives ............................81.2% Private Sector Executives ......................................81.2% Lawyers ..................................................................71.3% Sales Representatives, Agricultural ......................73.9% Sales Representatives, Chemical and Pharmaceutical ......................................................73.9% Sales Representatives, Electrical/Electronic..........73.9% Sales Representatives, Instruments ......................73.9% Sales Representatives, Mechanical Equipment and Supplies ..........................................................73.9% Sales Representatives, Medical ............................73.9% Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products..................................................................73.9% Construction Managers ..........................................93.2% Storage and Distribution Managers........................82.9% Transportation Managers........................................82.9% Sales Engineers ....................................................94.0% First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Construction Trades Workers ..........97.2% First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Extractive Workers ..........................97.2% Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators ......79.0% Criminal Investigators and Special Agents ............79.0% Police Detectives ....................................................79.0%

..........$89,740 ........$134,740 ........$134,740 ..........$91,490 ..........$57,120

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........36.1% ............39,000 ........16.7% ............63,000 ........16.7% ............63,000 ........17.0% ............53,000 ........19.3% ............44,000

..........$57,120 ........19.3% ............44,000 ..........$57,120 ........19.3% ............44,000 ..........$57,120 ........19.3% ............44,000 ..........$57,120 ........19.3% ............44,000 ..........$57,120 ........19.3% ............44,000

..........$43,860 ..........$66,470 ..........$63,590 ..........$63,590 ..........$67,790

........19.1% ..........160,000 ........12.0% ............47,000 ........19.7% ............13,000 ........19.7% ............13,000 ........19.9% ..............7,000

..........$48,730 ........14.1% ............67,000 ..........$48,730 ........14.1% ............67,000 ..........$52,390 ........22.4% ............11,000 ..........$52,390 ........22.4% ............11,000 ..........$52,390 ........22.4% ............11,000

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Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 70 Percent or More Men Job

Percent Men

21. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers ........................................91.8% 22. Engineering Managers ..........................................93.4% 23. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives ........................................................87.2% 24. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers ..........................................79.1% 25. Lawn Service Managers ........................................93.3%

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........$48,620 ........15.4% ............42,000 ..........$94,470 ..........9.2% ............16,000 ..........$62,350 ........15.3% ............14,000 ..........$43,720 ..........9.5% ............66,000 ..........$33,770 ........21.6% ............18,000

Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Women Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

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Percent Women

Legal Secretaries ..................................................................................................................96.5% Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ..........................................................96.5% Medical Secretaries ..............................................................................................................96.5% Receptionists and Information Clerks ..................................................................................92.7% Medical Records and Health Information Technicians..........................................................91.0% Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks....................................................................89.4% Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks ..............................................................................................88.5% Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators............................................................88.5% Statement Clerks ..................................................................................................................88.5% Insurance Claims Clerks ......................................................................................................85.9% Insurance Policy Processing Clerks......................................................................................85.9% Office Clerks, General ..........................................................................................................83.9% Library Assistants, Clerical....................................................................................................81.9% Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping ........................................81.1% Pharmacy Technicians ..........................................................................................................80.7% Court Clerks ..........................................................................................................................78.2% Cashiers ................................................................................................................................76.0% Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ..............................................................................71.4% Bill and Account Collectors ..................................................................................................71.0%

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1. Legal Secretaries....................................................96.5% 2. Bill and Account Collectors ....................................71.0% 3. Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping ....................................................81.1% 4. Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ..............................................................96.5% 5. Receptionists and Information Clerks ....................92.7% 6. Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan................71.4% 7. Pharmacy Technicians............................................80.7% 8. Medical Secretaries ................................................96.5% 9. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ............................................................91.0% 10. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ....89.4% 11. Office Clerks, General ............................................83.9% 12. Cashiers..................................................................76.0% 13. Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks ................................88.5% 14. Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators................................................................88.5% 15. Statement Clerks ....................................................88.5% 16. Insurance Claims Clerks ........................................85.9% 17. Insurance Policy Processing Clerks ......................85.9% 18. Library Assistants, Clerical ....................................81.9% 19. Court Clerks............................................................78.2%

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........$35,660 ........18.8% ............39,000 ..........$27,000 ........24.5% ............76,000 ..........$31,060 ........19.3% ............36,000 ..........$34,080 ..........$21,320 ..........$22,590 ..........$22,760 ..........$26,000

..........8.7% ..........210,000 ........29.5% ..........296,000 ........28.0% ............46,000 ........28.8% ............39,000 ........17.2% ............50,000

..........$24,520 ..........$27,760 ..........$22,450 ..........$15,760 ..........$26,290

........46.8% ............24,000 ..........3.0% ..........274,000 ........10.4% ..........550,000 ........13.2% ......1,221,000 ..........7.9% ............78,000

..........$26,290 ..........$26,290 ..........$28,520 ..........$28,520 ..........$19,930 ..........$27,450

..........7.9% ............78,000 ..........7.9% ............78,000 ..........3.6% ............41,000 ..........3.6% ............41,000 ........21.5% ............27,000 ........12.3% ............14,000

Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Men Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Percent Men

Mapping Technicians ............................................................................................................91.1% Construction and Building Inspectors ..................................................................................90.2% Cost Estimators ....................................................................................................................88.0% Audio and Video Equipment Technicians..............................................................................85.8% Freight Inspectors..................................................................................................................83.8% Marine Cargo Inspectors ......................................................................................................83.8% Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ................................................................................82.0% Air Traffic Controllers ............................................................................................................81.6% Immigration and Customs Inspectors ..................................................................................79.0% Police Identification and Records Officers ............................................................................79.0% Cargo and Freight Agents ....................................................................................................73.1%

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Annual Earnings

Cost Estimators ......................................................88.0% Immigration and Customs Inspectors ....................79.0% Police Identification and Records Officers ............79.0% Audio and Video Equipment Technicians ..............85.8% Mapping Technicians ..............................................91.1% Construction and Building Inspectors ....................90.2% Air Traffic Controllers ..............................................81.6% Cargo and Freight Agents ......................................73.1% Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ..................82.0% Freight Inspectors ..................................................83.8% Marine Cargo Inspectors ........................................83.8%

..........$48,290 ..........$52,390 ..........$52,390 ..........$30,810 ..........$29,520 ..........$42,650 ..........$96,260 ..........$31,990 ..........$44,170 ..........$49,590 ..........$49,590

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........18.6% ............25,000 ........22.4% ............11,000 ........22.4% ............11,000 ........26.7% ..............5,000 ........23.1% ............10,000 ........13.8% ............10,000 ........12.6% ..............2,000 ........15.5% ..............8,000 ........15.1% ..............1,000 ..........7.7% ..............5,000 ..........7.7% ..............5,000

The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 In the following lists, we sorted the best 50 jobs for each personality type and included only those that employ the highest percentage of workers age 16–24. Workers in this age bracket make up 14.1 percent of the workforce, and jobs in the lists that follow include at least 10 percent of these workers. Though young workers are employed in virtually all major occupations, and therefore in settings associated with all six personality types, you may notice that the jobs for the Realistic, Conventional, and Artistic personality types are considerably “younger” than those for the Investigative and Enterprising personality types. This largely reflects the fact that careers in the Investigative and Enterprising categories often require a lot of prior education or time spent rising through the ranks to a supervisory role, whereas on-the-job training requiring less commitment of time may be sufficient preparation for many jobs for the other personality types. In the Artistic category, for some of the jobs—such as Actors, Models, and Singers— youth may actually be an advantage, although it is also possible to have a lifelong career in these occupations. Keep in mind that the young people who hold the jobs listed in this section may not stay in those jobs, or even in jobs related to the same personality type, for a whole career. Some people are “late bloomers” who do not recognize at an early age what their personality type is and how to find a job appropriate to that type. Others may take a job related to an inappropriate personality type because it offers the opportunity to enter the labor market, earn some money, gain basic job skills, and acquire the experience necessary for moving up to a job that is a better fit. 84

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Surgical Technologists ..........................................................................................................24.7% Roofers ..................................................................................................................................22.7% Drywall Installers ..................................................................................................................19.5% Ceiling Tile Installers ............................................................................................................19.5% Automotive Specialty Technicians ........................................................................................18.6% Automotive Master Mechanics ..............................................................................................18.6% Brattice Builders ....................................................................................................................15.7% Ship Carpenters and Joiners ................................................................................................15.7% Boat Builders and Shipwrights..............................................................................................15.7% Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers ..................................................................................15.7% Construction Carpenters ......................................................................................................15.7% Rough Carpenters ................................................................................................................15.7% Plumbers ..............................................................................................................................13.9% Pipe Fitters ............................................................................................................................13.9% Pipelaying Fitters ..................................................................................................................13.9% Refrigeration Mechanics ......................................................................................................13.4% Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics..............................................................................13.4% Brickmasons and Blockmasons ............................................................................................12.4% Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers ............................................................................11.7% Sheet Metal Workers ............................................................................................................11.6% Electricians ............................................................................................................................10.9% Operating Engineers ............................................................................................................10.1% Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators ..........................................................................10.1%

Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Electricians ..................................................................10.9%............$41,680 ........23.4% Pipe Fitters ..................................................................13.9%............$40,950 ........18.7% Pipelaying Fitters ........................................................13.9%............$40,950 ........18.7% Plumbers ......................................................................13.9%............$40,950 ........18.7% Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics ....................13.4%............$35,160 ........31.8% Refrigeration Mechanics ..............................................13.4%............$35,160 ........31.8%

......65,000 ......56,000 ......56,000 ......56,000 ......35,000 ......35,000

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Percent Workers Age 16–24

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Annual Openings

Sheet Metal Workers ..................................................11.6%............$35,000 ........19.8% Brickmasons and Blockmasons ..................................12.4%............$41,550 ........14.2% Boat Builders and Shipwrights ....................................15.7%............$34,250 ........10.1% Brattice Builders ..........................................................15.7%............$34,250 ........10.1% Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers ........................15.7%............$34,250 ........10.1% Construction Carpenters..............................................15.7%............$34,250 ........10.1% Rough Carpenters ......................................................15.7%............$34,250 ........10.1% Ship Carpenters and Joiners ......................................15.7%............$34,250 ........10.1% Ceiling Tile Installers....................................................19.5%............$33,670 ........21.4% Drywall Installers..........................................................19.5%............$33,670 ........21.4% Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers....................11.7%............$30,780 ........26.1% Roofers ........................................................................22.7%............$30,020 ........18.6% Operating Engineers ....................................................10.1%............$35,030 ........10.4% Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators ..................10.1%............$35,030 ........10.4% Surgical Technologists ................................................24.7%............$32,130 ........27.9% Automotive Master Mechanics ....................................18.6%............$31,130 ........12.4% Automotive Specialty Technicians................................18.6%............$31,130 ........12.4%

......30,000 ......21,000 ....193,000 ....193,000 ....193,000 ....193,000 ....193,000 ....193,000 ......17,000 ......17,000 ......24,000 ......38,000 ......45,000 ......45,000 ......13,000 ....100,000 ....100,000

Job 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

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Annual Earnings

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Computer Support Specialists ..............................................................................................11.8% Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts........................................................11.7% Market Research Analysts ....................................................................................................11.3% Financial Analysts..................................................................................................................10.4% Natural Sciences Managers ..................................................................................................10.0%

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Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts ......................................................................11.7% ............$59,120 ........57.0% ......29,000 2. Financial Analysts........................................................10.4% ............$60,050 ........18.7% ......22,000 3. Market Research Analysts ..........................................11.3% ............$54,670 ........23.4% ......18,000 4. Natural Sciences Managers ........................................10.0% ............$85,860 ........11.3% ........5,000 5. Computer Support Specialists ....................................11.8% ............$39,440 ........30.3% ......71,000

Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Percent Workers Age 16–24

Costume Attendants ..............................................................................................................52.4% Photographic Retouchers and Restorers ..............................................................................48.7% Choreographers ....................................................................................................................46.9% Radio and Television Announcers ........................................................................................23.0% Actors ....................................................................................................................................20.0% Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture....................................................17.9% Film and Video Editors ..........................................................................................................17.9% Professional Photographers ..................................................................................................17.8% Photographers, Scientific ......................................................................................................17.8% Models ..................................................................................................................................15.1% Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ......................................................................................14.5% Composers ............................................................................................................................14.5% Singers ..................................................................................................................................14.5% Music Directors......................................................................................................................14.5% Musicians, Instrumental ........................................................................................................14.5% Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ........................................................................13.8% Editors....................................................................................................................................10.4% Advertising and Promotions Managers ................................................................................10.1% Broadcast News Analysts......................................................................................................10.0% Reporters and Correspondents ............................................................................................10.0%

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Percent Workers Age 16–24

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Advertising and Promotions Managers ..................10.1% ............$60,350 ........25.0% ............13,000 Musicians, Instrumental..........................................14.5% ............$37,380 ........17.1% ............25,000 Singers....................................................................14.5% ............$37,380 ........17.1% ............25,000 Costume Attendants ..............................................52.4% ............$25,410 ........27.8% ............66,000 Film and Video Editors ..........................................17.9% ............$40,600 ........26.4% ..............3,000 Editors ....................................................................10.4% ............$41,460 ........11.8% ............14,000 Actors......................................................................20.0% ............$26,460 ........17.7% ..............8,000 Photographers, Scientific........................................17.8% ............$25,050 ........13.6% ............18,000 Professional Photographers ..................................17.8% ............$25,050 ........13.6% ............18,000 Composers ............................................................14.5% ............$32,530 ........13.5% ..............8,000 Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ......................14.5% ............$32,530 ........13.5% ..............8,000 Music Directors ......................................................14.5% ............$32,530 ........13.5% ..............8,000 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture..................................................17.9% ............$34,330 ........13.4% ..............4,000 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ........13.8% ............$29,320 ........18.2%......fewer than 1,000 Choreographers......................................................46.9% ............$31,030 ........15.8% ..............3,000 Broadcast News Analysts ......................................10.0% ............$31,240 ..........6.2% ..............6,000 Reporters and Correspondents..............................10.0% ............$31,240 ..........6.2% ..............6,000 Radio and Television Announcers ..........................23.0% ............$20,940 ......–10.1% ..............8,000 Models ....................................................................15.1% ............$24,270 ........14.5% ..............1,000 Photographic Retouchers and Restorers ..............48.7% ............$20,370 ..........5.4% ..............4,000

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Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors ............................................................................29.1% Medical Assistants ................................................................................................................21.5% Security Guards ....................................................................................................................20.6% Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ................................................................19.0% Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ....................................................................................18.4% Dental Assistants ..................................................................................................................17.9% Home Health Aides................................................................................................................16.6% Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants ............................................................................16.6%

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Physical Therapist Assistants ................................................................................................15.5% Occupational Therapist Assistants ........................................................................................14.3% Teacher Assistants ................................................................................................................14.1% Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education ..............................................................13.4% Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ....................................................................13.4% Personal and Home Care Aides ............................................................................................12.7% Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors ..................................................................11.1%

Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Percent Workers Age 16–24

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Medical Assistants ......................................................21.5% ............$24,170 ........58.9% ......78,000 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ..........................18.4% ............$29,820 ........40.1% ......39,000 Dental Assistants ........................................................17.9% ............$27,700 ........42.5% ......35,000 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors ..................29.1% ............$24,510 ........44.5% ......38,000 Home Health Aides ....................................................16.6% ............$18,240 ........48.1% ....141,000 Security Guards ..........................................................20.6% ............$19,660 ........31.9% ....228,000 Personal and Home Care Aides..................................12.7% ............$16,450 ........40.5% ....154,000 Physical Therapist Assistants......................................15.5% ............$36,610 ........44.6% ......10,000 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special ....................................................................................13.4% ............$40,160 ........27.2% ......34,000 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education..........13.4% ............$19,820 ........36.2% ......88,000 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants ..................16.6% ............$20,490 ........24.9% ....302,000 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics..................................................................19.0% ............$24,440 ........33.1% ......32,000 Occupational Therapist Assistants ..............................14.3% ............$37,400 ........39.2% ........3,000 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors ......11.1% ............$44,640 ........15.0% ......32,000 Teacher Assistants ......................................................14.1% ............$19,000 ........23.0% ....259,000

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Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 Percent Workers Age 16–24

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop ............................................77.8% Retail Salespersons ..............................................................................................................30.5% First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers ......................24.3% Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ..................................17.5% Public Relations Specialists ..................................................................................................10.9%

Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 Job

Percent Workers Age 16–24

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Public Relations Specialists ........................................10.9% ............$42,590 ........32.9% ........28,000 2. Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ............................................17.5% ............$54,640 ........27.8% ..........2,000 3. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers ..............................24.3% ............$24,700 ........15.5% ......154,000 4. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop..........................................................77.8% ............$15,380 ........16.4% ........95,000 5. Retail Salespersons ....................................................30.5% ............$18,090 ........14.6% ..1,014,000

Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24 Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

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Percent Workers Age 16–24

Cashiers ................................................................................................................................49.1% Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks ..................................................................................46.0% Counter and Rental Clerks ....................................................................................................42.2% Receptionists and Information Clerks....................................................................................27.6% Library Assistants, Clerical ....................................................................................................26.7% Pharmacy Technicians ..........................................................................................................24.7% Office Clerks, General............................................................................................................23.3% Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ..............................................................................20.6% Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ..........................................................20.6% Adjustment Clerks..................................................................................................................20.5% Customer Service Representatives, Utilities ........................................................................20.5%

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Job 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Credit Analysts ......................................................................................................................20.0% Bill and Account Collectors ....................................................................................................19.6% Mapping Technicians..............................................................................................................16.0% Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents ......................................................................14.0% Travel Clerks ..........................................................................................................................14.0% Cost Estimators......................................................................................................................12.0% Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping..........................................11.3% Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance ................................................................11.2% Audio and Video Equipment Technicians ..............................................................................10.6% Insurance Claims Clerks........................................................................................................10.6% Insurance Policy Processing Clerks ......................................................................................10.6%

Best Conventional Jobs Overall Employing 10 Percent or More Workers Age 16–24 Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Percent Workers Age 16–24

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Adjustment Clerks ......................................................20.5% ............$26,500 ........24.3% ....419,000 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities ..............20.5% ............$26,500 ........24.3% ....419,000 Cost Estimators ..........................................................12.0% ............$48,290 ........18.6% ......25,000 Bill and Account Collectors ........................................19.6% ............$27,000 ........24.5% ......76,000 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping ........................................................11.3% ............$31,060 ........19.3% ......36,000 Receptionists and Information Clerks ........................27.6% ............$21,320 ........29.5% ....296,000 Credit Analysts ............................................................20.0% ............$45,020 ........18.7% ........9,000 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance ......11.2% ............$30,390 ........14.4% ......28,000 Counter and Rental Clerks..........................................42.2% ............$17,640 ........26.3% ....144,000 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ....................20.6% ............$22,590 ........28.0% ......46,000 Pharmacy Technicians ................................................24.7% ............$22,760 ........28.8% ......39,000 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ..................................................................20.6% ............$24,520 ........46.8% ......24,000 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians ....................10.6% ............$30,810 ........26.7% ........5,000 Mapping Technicians ..................................................16.0% ............$29,520 ........23.1% ......10,000 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks ........................46.0% ............$17,450 ........23.9% ......46,000 Office Clerks, General ................................................23.3% ............$22,450 ........10.4% ....550,000

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Percent Workers Age 16–24

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

Cashiers ......................................................................49.1% ............$15,760 ........13.2% 1,221,000 Insurance Claims Clerks ............................................10.6% ............$28,520 ..........3.6% ......41,000 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks............................10.6% ............$28,520 ..........3.6% ......41,000 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents ..........14.0% ............$26,220 ........12.2% ......35,000 Travel Clerks ................................................................14.0% ............$26,220 ........12.2% ......35,000 Library Assistants, Clerical..........................................26.7% ............$19,930 ........21.5% ......27,000

The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over In the following lists, we sorted the best 50 jobs for each personality type and included only those that employ the highest percentage of workers age 65 and over. Workers in this age bracket make up about 3.3 percent of the labor market. We included occupations in the lists if the percentage of workers 65 and over was 4 percent or higher. One use for these lists is to help you identify jobs that might be interesting to you as you decide to change careers or approach retirement. Some jobs are on the lists because they are attractive to older workers wanting part-time work to supplement their retirement income— for example, Tax Preparers. Other occupations on the lists, such as several jobs in music (Artistic), medicine and science (Investigative), psychology (Social), and college teaching (several personality types), take many years of training and experience. People who are established in such careers often have many incentives to continue working at ages when workers in other fields are ready to retire. These jobs also may not be as physically demanding as some other jobs, especially compared to those linked to the Realistic personality type, and therefore may be easier for older workers to perform. You may be surprised to find Models topping the list of Artistic jobs with the most workers age 65 and older, but you should know that the employment information about workers in this job applies to the somewhat broader category of “Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters”; many of these workers never strut down a runway. Likewise, the information about Singers is based on the larger category of “Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers.”

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1. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General ............................................................................5.5% 2. Civil Engineers ........................................................................................................................4.3% 3. Brickmasons and Blockmasons ..............................................................................................4.1%

Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over Job

Percent Workers Annual Age 65 and Over Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Brickmasons and Blockmasons ....................................4.1%..........$41,550 ........14.2%..........21,000 2. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General..................5.5%..........$29,800 ........16.3%........155,000 3. Civil Engineers ..............................................................4.3%..........$61,850 ..........8.0%..........17,000

Investigative Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Percent Workers Age 65 and Over

Optometrists ............................................................................................................................8.1% Clinical Psychologists ..............................................................................................................7.6% Educational Psychologists ......................................................................................................7.6% Veterinarians ............................................................................................................................6.8% Pharmacists ............................................................................................................................6.5% Dentists, General ....................................................................................................................6.4% Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ..............................................................................................6.4% Orthodontists............................................................................................................................6.4% Prosthodontists ........................................................................................................................6.4% Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary......................................................................5.5% Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................................................5.5% Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ......................................................................................5.5% Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary..........................................................................5.5% Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ....................................................................................5.5% Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................5.5% Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................................................5.5%

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Job 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ....................................................................5.5% Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................................................................5.5% Anesthesiologists ....................................................................................................................5.4% Family and General Practitioners ............................................................................................5.4% Internists, General....................................................................................................................5.4% Obstetricians and Gynecologists ............................................................................................5.4% Pediatricians, General..............................................................................................................5.4% Psychiatrists ............................................................................................................................5.4% Surgeons..................................................................................................................................5.4% Financial Analysts ....................................................................................................................4.2%

Best Investigative Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over Job

Percent Workers Annual Age 65 and Over Earnings

1. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary..........................5.5%..........$69,700 2. Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ..........5.5%..........$65,470 3. Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................5.5%..........$64,500 4. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ................................5.5%..........$62,880 5. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ................5.5%..........$61,790 6. Anesthesiologists ..........................................................5.4% ..over $145,000 7. Internists, General ........................................................5.4% ..over $145,000 8. Obstetricians and Gynecologists ..................................5.4% ..over $145,000 9. Surgeons ......................................................................5.4% ..over $145,000 10. Pediatricians, General ..................................................5.4%........$134,170 11. Psychiatrists ..................................................................5.4%........$133,970 12. Family and General Practitioners ..................................5.4%........$133,340 13. Pharmacists ..................................................................6.5%..........$80,530 14. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary................5.5%..........$55,840 15. Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ............................5.5%..........$55,420 16. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..............5.5%..........$51,030 17. Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary..........5.5%..........$50,910 18. Veterinarians..................................................................6.8%..........$64,750 94

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........30.1% ..........23,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........25.1% ............4,000

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Best Investigative Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over Job 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Percent Workers Annual Age 65 and Over Earnings

Financial Analysts..........................................................4.2%..........$60,050 Clinical Psychologists ....................................................7.6%..........$52,220 Educational Psychologists ............................................7.6%..........$52,220 Optometrists ..................................................................8.1%..........$85,430 Dentists, General ..........................................................6.4%........$120,330 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons....................................6.4%........$120,330 Orthodontists ................................................................6.4%........$120,330 Prosthodontists..............................................................6.4%........$120,330

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........18.7% ..........22,000 ........24.4% ..........17,000 ........24.4% ..........17,000 ........17.1% ............2,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000

Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Percent Workers Age 65 and Over

Models....................................................................................................................................20.5% Composers ............................................................................................................................10.6% Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ......................................................................................10.6% Music Directors ......................................................................................................................10.6% Musicians, Instrumental ........................................................................................................10.6% Singers ..................................................................................................................................10.6% Caption Writers ........................................................................................................................7.4% Copy Writers ............................................................................................................................7.4% Creative Writers ......................................................................................................................7.4% Poets and Lyricists ..................................................................................................................7.4% Costume Attendants ................................................................................................................7.1% Art Directors ............................................................................................................................5.7% Cartoonists ..............................................................................................................................5.7% Painters and Illustrators ..........................................................................................................5.7% Sketch Artists ..........................................................................................................................5.7% Sculptors ..................................................................................................................................5.7% Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................................5.5% English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................5.5% Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................5.5%

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Best Artistic Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over Job

Percent Workers Annual Age 65 and Over Earnings

1. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................5.5%..........$47,980 2. English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................5.5%..........$47,120 3. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................5.5%..........$46,780 4. Musicians, Instrumental ..............................................10.6%..........$37,380 5. Singers ........................................................................10.6%..........$37,380 6. Caption Writers..............................................................7.4%..........$42,330 7. Copy Writers ..................................................................7.4%..........$42,330 8. Costume Attendants......................................................7.1%..........$25,410 9. Creative Writers ............................................................7.4%..........$42,330 10. Poets and Lyricists ........................................................7.4%..........$42,330 11. Art Directors ..................................................................5.7%..........$62,260 12. Cartoonists ....................................................................5.7%..........$35,420 13. Painters and Illustrators ................................................5.7%..........$35,420 14. Sculptors........................................................................5.7%..........$35,420 15. Sketch Artists ................................................................5.7%..........$35,420 16. Composers ..................................................................10.6%..........$32,530 17. Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ............................10.6%..........$32,530 18. Music Directors............................................................10.6%..........$32,530 19. Models ........................................................................20.5%..........$24,270

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........17.1% ..........25,000 ........17.1% ..........25,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........27.8% ..........66,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........11.4% ............8,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........13.5% ............8,000 ........13.5% ............8,000 ........13.5% ............8,000 ........14.5% ............1,000

Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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Security Guards ......................................................................................................................8.5% Personal and Home Care Aides ..............................................................................................8.4% Counseling Psychologists ........................................................................................................7.6% Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary........................................................5.5% Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................5.5% Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ......................................................................................5.5%

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Job 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Graduate Teaching Assistants ................................................................................................5.5% History Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................................................................5.5% Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................................5.5% Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................................................5.5% Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ....................................................................................5.5% Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................................5.5% Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary......................................................................5.5% Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ......................................................................................5.1%

Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over Job

Percent Workers Annual Age 65 and Over Earnings

1. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................5.5%..........$64,950 2. Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................5.5%..........$59,710 3. Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..................5.5%..........$57,340 4. Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................................5.5%..........$55,060 5. Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................5.5%..........$54,170 6. Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ............................5.5%..........$52,770 7. History Teachers, Postsecondary..................................5.5%..........$52,180 8. Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ......5.5%..........$50,920 9. Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary ............5.5%..........$39,740 10. Graduate Teaching Assistants ......................................5.5%..........$24,570 11. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ............................5.1%..........$29,820 12. Security Guards ............................................................8.5%..........$19,660 13. Personal and Home Care Aides....................................8.4%..........$16,450 14. Counseling Psychologists ............................................7.6%..........$52,220

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........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........40.1% ..........39,000 ........31.9% ........228,000 ........40.5% ........154,000 ........24.4% ..........17,000

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Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over Percent Workers Age 65 and Over

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Management Analysts ............................................................................................................6.8% Retail Salespersons ................................................................................................................5.5% Government Service Executives..............................................................................................5.3% Private Sector Executives ........................................................................................................5.3% Lawyers ....................................................................................................................................5.0% Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ....................................5.0% Administrative Services Managers ..........................................................................................4.9% Sales Agents, Financial Services ............................................................................................4.1% Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities ............................................................................4.1%

Best Enterprising Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Percent Workers Annual Age 65 and Over Earnings

Management Analysts ..................................................6.8%..........$62,580 Government Service Executives ..................................5.3%........$134,740 Private Sector Executives..............................................5.3%........$134,740 Lawyers..........................................................................5.0%..........$91,490 Administrative Services Managers................................4.9%..........$56,940 Sales Agents, Financial Services..................................4.1%..........$60,530 Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities..................4.1%..........$60,530 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ..............................................5.0%..........$54,640 9. Retail Salespersons ......................................................5.5%..........$18,090

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Annual Openings

........30.4% ..........78,000 ........16.7% ..........63,000 ........16.7% ..........63,000 ........17.0% ..........53,000 ........19.8% ..........40,000 ........13.0% ..........39,000 ........13.0% ..........39,000 ........27.8% ............2,000 ........14.6% ....1,014,000

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Conventional Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 65 and Over Percent Workers Age 65 and Over

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Tax Preparers ........................................................................................................................13.2% Assessors ................................................................................................................................9.2% Cost Estimators........................................................................................................................7.0% Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ......................................................................6.6% Construction and Building Inspectors ......................................................................................6.3% Receptionists and Information Clerks......................................................................................5.6% Air Traffic Controllers................................................................................................................5.3% Library Assistants, Clerical ......................................................................................................5.2% Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ................................................................................5.0% Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ..................................................................................4.9% Counter and Rental Clerks ......................................................................................................4.4%

Best Conventional Jobs Overall Employing 4 Percent or More Workers Age 65 and Over Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Percent Workers Annual Age 65 and Over Earnings

Cost Estimators ............................................................7.0%..........$48,290 Receptionists and Information Clerks ..........................5.6%..........$21,320 Assessors ......................................................................9.2%..........$43,610 Counter and Rental Clerks............................................4.4%..........$17,640 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ......................5.0%..........$22,590 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ............6.6%..........$27,760 Construction and Building Inspectors ..........................6.3%..........$42,650 Air Traffic Controllers ....................................................5.3%..........$96,260 Tax Preparers ..............................................................13.2%..........$26,530 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ........................4.9%..........$44,170 Library Assistants, Clerical ............................................5.2%..........$19,930

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Annual Openings

........18.6% ..........25,000 ........29.5% ........296,000 ........17.6% ..........11,000 ........26.3% ........144,000 ........28.0% ..........46,000 ..........3.0% ........274,000 ........13.8% ..........10,000 ........12.6% ............2,000 ........23.2% ..........11,000 ........15.1% ............1,000 ........21.5% ..........27,000

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The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Part-Time Workers Starting with the 50 jobs that met our criteria for each personality type in this book, we created lists that include those jobs with 15 percent or more part-time workers. If you want to work part time, these lists will be helpful in identifying where most others are finding opportunities for this kind of work in the personality type most compatible with you. Many people prefer to work less than full time. For example, people who are attending school or who have young children may prefer the flexibility of part-time work. People also work part time for money-related reasons, such as supplementing income from a full-time job or working two or more part-time jobs because one desirable full-time job is not available. If you are the Enterprising type of personality, you will note that few occupations suited to you have a lot of part-timers. Keep in mind that even in occupations where few people work part-time it may be possible for you to carve out a position for yourself that does not require a 40-hour work week. Many of these jobs can be learned quickly, offer flexible work schedules, are easy to obtain, and offer other desirable advantages. Although many people think of part-time jobs as requiring few skills and providing low pay, this is not always the case. Some of these jobs pay quite well, require substantial training or experience, or are growing rapidly.

Realistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers Percent Part-Time Workers

Job

1. Surgical Technologists ..........................................................................................................23.0% 2. Radiologic Technicians..........................................................................................................17.5% 3. Radiologic Technologists ......................................................................................................17.5%

Best Realistic Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers Job

Percent Part-Time Workers

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Radiologic Technicians ..........................................17.5% ..............$40,620 ........22.9% ..........21,000 2. Radiologic Technologists ........................................17.5% ..............$40,620 ........22.9% ..........21,000 3. Surgical Technologists ............................................23.0% ..............$32,130 ........27.9% ..........13,000

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Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary....................................................................27.7% Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................27.7% Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary ....................................................................................27.7% Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary........................................................................27.7% Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................................................27.7% Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ............................................27.7% Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................27.7% Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................................27.7% Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................................................27.7% Clinical Psychologists ............................................................................................................27.2% Educational Psychologists ....................................................................................................27.2% Optometrists ..........................................................................................................................25.1% Dentists, General ..................................................................................................................22.3% Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ............................................................................................22.3% Orthodontists..........................................................................................................................22.3% Prosthodontists ......................................................................................................................22.3% Chiropractors..........................................................................................................................22.2% Pharmacists ..........................................................................................................................17.3% Physician Assistants ..............................................................................................................16.3% Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ....................................................................16.0% Respiratory Therapists ..........................................................................................................15.5%

Best Investigative Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers Job

Percent Part-Time Workers

Annual Earnings

1. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary ..................27.7% ..............$69,700 2. Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$65,470 3. Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary ......................................27.7% ..............$64,500 4. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................27.7% ..............$62,880 5. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$61,790

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000

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Percent Part-Time Workers

Annual Earnings

6. Pharmacists............................................................17.3% ..............$80,530 7. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$55,840 8. Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary......................27.7% ..............$55,420 9. Physician Assistants ..............................................16.3% ..............$65,670 10. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$51,030 11. Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$50,910 12. Chiropractors ..........................................................22.2% ..............$65,990 13. Clinical Psychologists ............................................27.2% ..............$52,220 14. Educational Psychologists......................................27.2% ..............$52,220 15. Optometrists ..........................................................25.1% ..............$85,430 16. Dentists, General ....................................................22.3% ............$120,330 17. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ............................22.3% ............$120,330 18. Orthodontists ..........................................................22.3% ............$120,330 19. Prosthodontists ......................................................22.3% ............$120,330 20. Respiratory Therapists............................................15.5% ..............$41,150 21. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ..........................................................16.0% ..............$43,640

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........30.1% ..........23,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........48.9% ............7,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........23.3% ............3,000 ........24.4% ..........17,000 ........24.4% ..........17,000 ........17.1% ............2,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ........34.8% ..........10,000 ........19.3% ..........21,000

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Models....................................................................................................................................52.5% Costume Attendants ..............................................................................................................51.9% Composers ............................................................................................................................39.5% Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ......................................................................................39.5% Music Directors ......................................................................................................................39.5% Musicians, Instrumental ........................................................................................................39.5% Singers ..................................................................................................................................39.5% Radio and Television Announcers ........................................................................................34.2% Choreographers ....................................................................................................................33.8% Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ........................................................................29.5%

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Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers Job 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38.

Percent Part-Time Workers

Actors ....................................................................................................................................28.2% Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................................27.7% English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................27.7% Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................27.7% Interpreters and Translators ..................................................................................................26.3% Photographic Retouchers and Restorers ..............................................................................24.3% Caption Writers ......................................................................................................................24.2% Copy Writers ..........................................................................................................................24.2% Creative Writers ....................................................................................................................24.2% Poets and Lyricists ................................................................................................................24.2% Photographers, Scientific ......................................................................................................24.0% Professional Photographers ..................................................................................................24.0% Art Directors ..........................................................................................................................23.1% Cartoonists ............................................................................................................................23.1% Painters and Illustrators ........................................................................................................23.1% Sculptors ................................................................................................................................23.1% Sketch Artists ........................................................................................................................23.1% Librarians ..............................................................................................................................23.1% Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ....................................................20.4% Film and Video Editors ..........................................................................................................20.4% Commercial and Industrial Designers ..................................................................................16.5% Exhibit Designers ..................................................................................................................16.5% Fashion Designers ................................................................................................................16.5% Floral Designers ....................................................................................................................16.5% Graphic Designers ................................................................................................................16.5% Interior Designers ..................................................................................................................16.5% Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers....................................................................16.5% Set Designers ........................................................................................................................16.5%

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Best Artistic Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers Job

Percent Part-Time Workers

Annual Earnings

1. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$47,980 2. English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$47,120 3. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$46,780 4. Graphic Designers..................................................16.5% ..............$36,630 5. Musicians, Instrumental..........................................39.5% ..............$37,380 6. Singers....................................................................39.5% ..............$37,380 7. Caption Writers ......................................................24.2% ..............$42,330 8. Copy Writers ..........................................................24.2% ..............$42,330 9. Costume Attendants ..............................................51.9% ..............$25,410 10. Creative Writers ......................................................24.2% ..............$42,330 11. Poets and Lyricists..................................................24.2% ..............$42,330 12. Interior Designers ..................................................16.5% ..............$40,120 13. Art Directors............................................................23.1% ..............$62,260 14. Film and Video Editors ..........................................20.4% ..............$40,600 15. Commercial and Industrial Designers ....................16.5% ..............$52,320 16. Librarians ................................................................23.1% ..............$44,140 17. Interpreters and Translators....................................26.3% ..............$33,490 18. Actors......................................................................28.2% ..............$26,460 19. Cartoonists ............................................................23.1% ..............$35,420 20. Painters and Illustrators..........................................23.1% ..............$35,420 21. Sculptors ................................................................23.1% ..............$35,420 22. Sketch Artists..........................................................23.1% ..............$35,420 23. Exhibit Designers....................................................16.5% ..............$35,150 24. Set Designers ........................................................16.5% ..............$35,150 25. Photographers, Scientific........................................24.0% ..............$25,050 26. Professional Photographers ..................................24.0% ..............$25,050 27. Composers ............................................................39.5% ..............$32,530 28. Fashion Designers..................................................16.5% ..............$52,860 29. Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ......................39.5% ..............$32,530 30. Music Directors ......................................................39.5% ..............$32,530 31. Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture..................................................20.4% ..............$34,330 32. Floral Designers ....................................................16.5% ..............$19,660

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........21.9% ..........29,000 ........17.1% ..........25,000 ........17.1% ..........25,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........27.8% ..........66,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........21.7% ............8,000 ........11.4% ............8,000 ........26.4% ............3,000 ........14.7% ............7,000 ........10.1% ..........15,000 ........22.1% ............4,000 ........17.7% ............8,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........20.9% ............2,000 ........20.9% ............2,000 ........13.6% ..........18,000 ........13.6% ..........18,000 ........13.5% ............8,000 ........10.6% ............2,000 ........13.5% ............8,000 ........13.5% ............8,000 ........13.4% ............4,000 ........12.4% ..........13,000

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Annual Earnings

33. Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ..........................................................29.5% ..............$29,320 34. Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ................................................................16.5% ..............$22,030 35. Choreographers......................................................33.8% ..............$31,030 36. Radio and Television Announcers ..........................34.2% ..............$20,940 37. Models ....................................................................52.5% ..............$24,270 38. Photographic Retouchers and Restorers ..............24.3% ..............$20,370

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........18.2% ..fewer than 500 ........11.3% ..........10,000 ........15.8% ............3,000 ......–10.1% ............8,000 ........14.5% ............1,000 ..........5.4% ............4,000

Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Percent Part-Time Workers

Dental Hygienists ..................................................................................................................57.8% Teacher Assistants ................................................................................................................41.1% Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ....................................................................................41.0% Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors ............................................................................35.6% Dental Assistants ..................................................................................................................35.6% Personal and Home Care Aides ............................................................................................34.0% Occupational Therapists ........................................................................................................31.1% Speech-Language Pathologists ............................................................................................28.1% Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary......................................................27.7% Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ..............................................27.7% Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ....................................................................................27.7% Graduate Teaching Assistants ..............................................................................................27.7% History Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................................................................27.7% Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ................................................................27.7% Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................................................................27.7% Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary ..................................................................................27.7% Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ......................................................................................27.7% Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary....................................................................27.7% Counseling Psychologists ......................................................................................................27.2% Occupational Therapist Assistants ........................................................................................25.5% Medical Assistants ................................................................................................................25.3%

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Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers Percent Part-Time Workers

Job 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education ..............................................................24.9% Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education ....................................................................24.9% Physical Therapists ................................................................................................................23.8% Physical Therapist Assistants ................................................................................................22.8% Registered Nurses ................................................................................................................22.0% Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants ............................................................................21.9% Home Health Aides................................................................................................................21.9% Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ............................................................19.1% Instructional Coordinators ......................................................................................................16.5% Security Guards ....................................................................................................................15.1%

Best Social Jobs Overall Employing 15 Percent or More Part-Time Workers Job

Percent Part-Time Workers

Annual Earnings

1. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary ....................27.7% ..............$64,950 2. Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$59,710 3. Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary ............27.7% ..............$57,340 4. Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary ......................................27.7% ..............$55,060 5. Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary....................27.7% ..............$54,170 6. Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary ......................27.7% ..............$52,770 7. History Teachers, Postsecondary ..........................27.7% ..............$52,180 8. Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$50,920 9. Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary ........................................................27.7% ..............$39,740 10. Registered Nurses..................................................22.0% ..............$49,550 11. Graduate Teaching Assistants................................27.7% ..............$24,570 12. Dental Hygienists....................................................57.8% ..............$56,360 13. Physical Therapists ................................................23.8% ..............$57,710 14. Medical Assistants..................................................25.3% ..............$24,170 15. Occupational Therapists ........................................31.1% ..............$52,550 16. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ....................41.0% ..............$29,820

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........27.3% ........215,000 ........38.1% ........216,000 ........43.1% ............9,000 ........35.3% ..........16,000 ........58.9% ..........78,000 ........35.2% ..........10,000 ........40.1% ..........39,000

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Percent Part-Time Workers

Annual Earnings

Dental Assistants....................................................35.6% ..............$27,700 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors ..............35.6% ..............$24,510 Home Health Aides ................................................21.9% ..............$18,240 Security Guards......................................................15.1% ..............$19,660 Personal and Home Care Aides ............................34.0% ..............$16,450 Physical Therapist Assistants ................................22.8% ..............$36,610 Counseling Psychologists ......................................27.2% ..............$52,220 Instructional Coordinators ......................................16.5% ..............$47,470 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education................................................................24.9% ..............$40,160 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education................................................................24.9% ..............$19,820 Speech-Language Pathologists..............................28.1% ..............$50,050 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants..............21.9% ..............$20,490 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ....................................................................19.1% ..............$32,390 Occupational Therapist Assistants ........................25.5% ..............$37,400 Teacher Assistants ................................................41.1% ..............$19,000

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........42.5% ..........35,000 ........44.5% ..........38,000 ........48.1% ........141,000 ........31.9% ........228,000 ........40.5% ........154,000 ........44.6% ..........10,000 ........24.4% ..........17,000 ........25.4% ..........18,000 ........27.2% ..........34,000 ........36.2% ..........88,000 ........27.2% ..........10,000 ........24.9% ........302,000 ........20.2% ........105,000 ........39.2% ............3,000 ........23.0% ........259,000

Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Part-Time Workers Job

Percent Part-Time Workers

1. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop ............................................66.9% 2. Retail Salespersons ..............................................................................................................32.6% 3. Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ..................................15.2%

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Percent Part-Time Workers

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes........................................15.2% ..............$54,640 ........27.8% ............2,000 2. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop ....................................................66.9% ..............$15,380 ........16.4% ..........95,000 3. Retail Salespersons................................................32.6% ................$18,090 ........14.6% ....1,014,000

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Library Assistants, Clerical ....................................................................................................50.4% Cashiers ................................................................................................................................44.8% Counter and Rental Clerks ....................................................................................................35.9% Receptionists and Information Clerks....................................................................................31.5% Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan ..............................................................................30.4% Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks ..................................................................................27.2% Office Clerks, General............................................................................................................25.7% Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ....................................................................25.0% Pharmacy Technicians ..........................................................................................................23.0% Tax Preparers ........................................................................................................................20.3% Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ..........................................................17.6% Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants............................................................17.5% Legal Secretaries ..................................................................................................................17.5% Medical Secretaries ..............................................................................................................17.5% Audio-Visual Collections Specialists......................................................................................16.5% Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks................................................................................................16.1% Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators ............................................................16.1% Statement Clerks ..................................................................................................................16.1% Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents ......................................................................15.7% Travel Clerks ..........................................................................................................................15.7% Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping..........................................15.1%

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Annual Earnings

1. Legal Secretaries....................................................17.5% ..............$35,660 2. Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping ........................................15.1% ..............$31,060 3. Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ..............................................................17.5% ..............$34,080 4. Receptionists and Information Clerks ....................31.5% ..............$21,320 5. Counter and Rental Clerks ....................................35.9% ..............$17,640 6. Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan................30.4% ..............$22,590 7. Pharmacy Technicians............................................23.0% ..............$22,760 8. Medical Secretaries ................................................17.5% ..............$26,000 9. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ............................................................17.6% ..............$24,520 10. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks......................................................................25.0% ..............$27,760 11. Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks....................27.2% ..............$17,450 12. Office Clerks, General ............................................25.7% ..............$22,450 13. Cashiers..................................................................44.8% ..............$15,760 14. Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks ................................16.1% ..............$26,290 15. Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators................................................................16.1% ..............$26,290 16. Statement Clerks ....................................................16.1% ..............$26,290 17. Tax Preparers ........................................................20.3% ..............$26,530 18. Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents ....................................................................15.7% ..............$26,220 19. Travel Clerks ..........................................................15.7% ..............$26,220 20. Library Assistants, Clerical ....................................50.4% ..............$19,930 21. Audio-Visual Collections Specialists ......................16.5% ..............$32,590

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Annual Openings

........18.8% ..........39,000 ........19.3% ..........36,000 ..........8.7% ........210,000 ........29.5% ........296,000 ........26.3% ........144,000 ........28.0% ..........46,000 ........28.8% ..........39,000 ........17.2% ..........50,000 ........46.8% ..........24,000 ..........3.0% ........274,000 ........23.9% ..........46,000 ........10.4% ........550,000 ........13.2% ....1,221,000 ..........7.9% ..........78,000 ..........7.9% ..........78,000 ..........7.9% ..........78,000 ........23.2% ..........11,000 ........12.2% ..........35,000 ........12.2% ..........35,000 ........21.5% ..........27,000 ........16.3% ............2,000

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The Best Jobs for Each Personality Type with a High Percentage of Self-Employed Workers About 8 percent of all working people are self-employed or own their own business. This substantial part of our workforce gets little mention in most career books. The jobs in the lists in this section are selected from the 50 best jobs for each personality type, and all have 15 percent or more self-employed workers. Many jobs in these lists, such as the various types of artists, are held by people who operate one- or two-person businesses and who may also do this work part time. Those in other occupations, such as Rough Carpenters, often work on a per-job basis under the supervision of others. As you will see from these lists, self-employed people hold a wide range of jobs at all levels of pay and skill. Many are in the arts (Artistic), construction (Realistic), or health (Investigative) professions, but many other fields are also represented. Also, while the lists do not include data on age and gender, older workers and women make up a rapidly growing part of the self-employed population. For example, some highly experienced older workers set up consulting and other small businesses following a layoff or as an alternative to full retirement. Large numbers of women are forming small businesses or creating self-employment opportunities as an alternative to traditional employment.

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First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Landscaping Workers......................34.7% Technical Directors/Managers ..........................................................................................32.8% Roofers ..............................................................................................................................31.9% Boat Builders and Shipwrights ..........................................................................................29.7% Brattice Builders ................................................................................................................29.7% Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers ..............................................................................29.7% Construction Carpenters ..................................................................................................29.7% Rough Carpenters ............................................................................................................29.7% Ship Carpenters and Joiners ............................................................................................29.7% Brickmasons and Blockmasons ........................................................................................27.9% Ceiling Tile Installers ........................................................................................................18.4% Drywall Installers ..............................................................................................................18.4% Automotive Master Mechanics ..........................................................................................15.5% Automotive Specialty Technicians ....................................................................................15.5% Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics..........................................................................15.4% Refrigeration Mechanics....................................................................................................15.4% 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality Š JIST Works


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1. Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics..........................................................15.4% 2. Refrigeration Mechanics....................................15.4% 3. Technical Directors/Managers ..........................32.8% 4. Brickmasons and Blockmasons ........................27.9% 5. Boat Builders and Shipwrights ..........................29.7% 6. Brattice Builders ................................................29.7% 7. Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers ..............29.7% 8. Construction Carpenters ..................................29.7% 9. Rough Carpenters ............................................29.7% 10. Ship Carpenters and Joiners ............................29.7% 11. First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Landscaping Workers ................34.7% 12. Ceiling Tile Installers..........................................18.4% 13. Drywall Installers................................................18.4% 14. Roofers ..............................................................31.9% 15. Automotive Master Mechanics ..........................15.5% 16. Automotive Specialty Technicians ....................15.5%

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..................$35,160..........31.8% ..........35,000 ..................$35,160..........31.8% ..........35,000 ..................$48,200..........18.3% ..........10,000 ..................$41,550..........14.2% ..........21,000 ..................$34,250..........10.1% ........193,000 ..................$34,250..........10.1% ........193,000 ..................$34,250..........10.1% ........193,000 ..................$34,250..........10.1% ........193,000 ..................$34,250..........10.1% ........193,000 ..................$34,250..........10.1% ........193,000 ..................$33,770..........21.6% ..........18,000 ..................$33,670..........21.4% ..........17,000 ..................$33,670..........21.4% ..........17,000 ..................$30,020..........18.6% ..........38,000 ..................$31,130..........12.4% ........100,000 ..................$31,130..........12.4% ........100,000

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Chiropractors ....................................................................................................................58.5% Dentists, General ..............................................................................................................39.9% Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ......................................................................................39.9% Orthodontists ....................................................................................................................39.9% Prosthodontists..................................................................................................................39.9% Optometrists ......................................................................................................................29.2% Veterinarians......................................................................................................................27.7% Clinical Psychologists ........................................................................................................25.4% Educational Psychologists ................................................................................................25.4% Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts....................................................23.6%

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Job 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Anesthesiologists ..............................................................................................................16.9% Family and General Practitioners ......................................................................................16.9% Internists, General ............................................................................................................16.9% Obstetricians and Gynecologists ......................................................................................16.9% Pediatricians, General ......................................................................................................16.9% Psychiatrists ......................................................................................................................16.9% Surgeons ..........................................................................................................................16.9%

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Anesthesiologists ..............................................16.9% Internists, General ............................................16.9% Obstetricians and Gynecologists ......................16.9% Surgeons ..........................................................16.9% Pediatricians, General ......................................16.9% Psychiatrists ......................................................16.9% Family and General Practitioners ......................16.9% Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts ................................23.6% Veterinarians......................................................27.7% Chiropractors ....................................................58.5% Clinical Psychologists ........................................25.4% Educational Psychologists ................................25.4% Optometrists ......................................................29.2% Dentists, General ..............................................39.9% Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons........................39.9% Orthodontists ....................................................39.9% Prosthodontists ..................................................39.9%

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..........over $145,000 ..........over $145,000 ..........over $145,000 ..........over $145,000 ................$134,170 ................$133,970 ................$133,340

........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000 ........19.5% ..........38,000

..................$59,120 ..................$64,750 ..................$65,990 ..................$52,220 ..................$52,220 ..................$85,430 ................$120,330 ................$120,330 ................$120,330 ................$120,330

........57.0% ..........29,000 ........25.1% ............4,000 ........23.3% ............3,000 ........24.4% ..........17,000 ........24.4% ..........17,000 ........17.1% ............2,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000 ..........4.1% ............7,000

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Artistic Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37.

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Caption Writers ................................................................................................................67.9% Copy Writers......................................................................................................................67.9% Creative Writers ................................................................................................................67.9% Poets and Lyricists ............................................................................................................67.9% Cartoonists ........................................................................................................................55.5% Painters and Illustrators ....................................................................................................55.5% Sculptors ..........................................................................................................................55.5% Sketch Artists ....................................................................................................................55.5% Art Directors ......................................................................................................................53.6% Photographers, Scientific ..................................................................................................52.5% Professional Photographers..............................................................................................52.5% Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance....................................................................50.6% Models ..............................................................................................................................49.1% Composers........................................................................................................................39.3% Music Arrangers and Orchestrators..................................................................................39.3% Music Directors ................................................................................................................39.3% Musicians, Instrumental ....................................................................................................38.3% Singers ..............................................................................................................................38.3% Radio and Television Announcers ....................................................................................34.4% Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio ..............................................32.8% Producers ..........................................................................................................................32.8% Talent Directors ................................................................................................................32.8% Floral Designers ................................................................................................................32.5% Exhibit Designers ..............................................................................................................32.2% Interior Designers..............................................................................................................32.2% Set Designers....................................................................................................................32.2% Graphic Designers ............................................................................................................31.8% Commercial and Industrial Designers ..............................................................................31.0% Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ..............................................................30.9% Fashion Designers ............................................................................................................29.3% Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ..............................................23.8% Landscape Architects........................................................................................................23.4% Film and Video Editors......................................................................................................21.9% Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ........................................................................21.4% Interpreters and Translators ..............................................................................................19.6% Actors ................................................................................................................................17.4% Choreographers ................................................................................................................16.7%

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Best Artistic Jobs Overall with 15 Percent or More Self-Employed Workers Job

Percent Self-Employed Workers

Annual Earnings

1. Graphic Designers ............................................31.8%....................$36,630 2. Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio ........................................32.8%....................$48,200 3. Producers ..........................................................32.8%....................$48,200 4. Talent Directors..................................................32.8%....................$48,200 5. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ..........................................................21.4%....................$57,950 6. Musicians, Instrumental ....................................38.3%....................$37,380 7. Singers ..............................................................38.3%....................$37,380 8. Caption Writers ..................................................67.9%....................$42,330 9. Copy Writers ......................................................67.9%....................$42,330 10. Creative Writers ................................................67.9%....................$42,330 11. Poets and Lyricists ............................................67.9%....................$42,330 12. Interior Designers ..............................................32.2%....................$40,120 13. Landscape Architects ........................................23.4%....................$50,480 14. Art Directors ......................................................53.6%....................$62,260 15. Film and Video Editors ......................................21.9%....................$40,600 16. Commercial and Industrial Designers ..............31.0%....................$52,320 17. Interpreters and Translators ..............................19.6%....................$33,490 18. Actors ................................................................17.4%....................$26,460 19. Cartoonists ........................................................55.5%....................$35,420 20. Painters and Illustrators ....................................55.5%....................$35,420 21. Sculptors ............................................................55.5%....................$35,420 22. Sketch Artists ....................................................55.5%....................$35,420 23. Exhibit Designers ..............................................32.2%....................$35,150 24. Set Designers ....................................................32.2%....................$35,150 25. Photographers, Scientific ..................................52.5%....................$25,050 26. Professional Photographers ..............................52.5%....................$25,050 27. Composers ........................................................39.3%....................$32,530 28. Fashion Designers ............................................29.3%....................$52,860 29. Music Arrangers and Orchestrators ..................39.3%....................$32,530 30. Music Directors ..................................................39.3%....................$32,530 31. Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ............................................23.8%....................$34,330 32. Floral Designers ................................................32.5%....................$19,660

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Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........21.9% ..........29,000 ........18.3% ..........10,000 ........18.3% ..........10,000 ........18.3% ..........10,000 ........17.3% ............8,000 ........17.1% ..........25,000 ........17.1% ..........25,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........16.1% ..........23,000 ........21.7% ............8,000 ........22.2% ............2,000 ........11.4% ............8,000 ........26.4% ............3,000 ........14.7% ............7,000 ........22.1% ............4,000 ........17.7% ............8,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........16.5% ............4,000 ........20.9% ............2,000 ........20.9% ............2,000 ........13.6% ..........18,000 ........13.6% ..........18,000 ........13.5% ............8,000 ........10.6% ............2,000 ........13.5% ............8,000 ........13.5% ............8,000 ........13.4% ............4,000 ........12.4% ..........13,000

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Percent Self-Employed Workers

Annual Earnings

33. Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ......................................................50.6%....................$29,320 34. Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ............................................................30.9%....................$22,030 35. Choreographers ................................................16.7%....................$31,030 36. Radio and Television Announcers ....................34.4%....................$20,940 37. Models ..............................................................49.1%....................$24,270

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

........18.2% ..fewer than 500 ........11.3% ..........10,000 ........15.8% ............3,000 ......–10.1% ............8,000 ........14.5% ............1,000

Social Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers Percent Self-Employed Workers

Job

1. Personal Financial Advisors ..............................................................................................37.7% 2. Counseling Psychologists ................................................................................................25.4% 3. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ................................................................................19.9%

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Percent Self-Employed Workers

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Personal Financial Advisors ..............................37.7% ..................$58,700 ........34.6% ..........18,000 2. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers ................19.9% ..................$29,820 ........40.1% ..........39,000 3. Counseling Psychologists..................................25.4% ..................$52,220 ........24.4% ..........17,000

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Enterprising Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Self-Employed Workers Percent Self-Employed Workers

Job 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Construction Managers ....................................................................................................46.9% First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers ......................................44.7% Lawn Service Managers....................................................................................................34.7% Program Directors ............................................................................................................32.8% Management Analysts ......................................................................................................29.8% Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes..............................27.0% Lawyers ............................................................................................................................26.8% First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Construction Trades Workers ..........20.1% First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Extractive Workers ..........................20.1%

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Management Analysts ......................................29.8% Lawyers..............................................................26.8% Construction Managers ....................................46.9% First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Construction Trades Workers..................................................20.1% First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Extractive Workers..............................................................20.1% First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers ................................44.7% Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ......................27.0% Lawn Service Managers....................................34.7% Program Directors..............................................32.8%

Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

..................$62,580 ........30.4% ..........78,000 ..................$91,490 ........17.0% ..........53,000 ..................$66,470 ........12.0% ..........47,000

..................$48,730 ........14.1% ..........67,000

..................$48,730 ........14.1% ..........67,000 ..................$55,690 ..........6.8% ..........72,000 ..................$54,640 ........27.8% ............2,000 ..................$33,770 ........21.6% ..........18,000 ..................$48,200 ........18.3% ..........10,000

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1. Assessors ..........................................................................................................................34.8% 2. Tax Preparers ....................................................................................................................26.2%

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Annual Earnings

Percent Growth

Annual Openings

1. Assessors ..........................................................34.8% ..................$43,610 ........17.6% ..........11,000 2. Tax Preparers ....................................................26.2% ..................$26,530 ........23.2% ..........11,000

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“Well,” you might ask, “doesn’t this mean that at least some ‘bad’ jobs are described in this part?” Our answer is yes and no. Some jobs with high scores for all measures, such as Sales Managers— the Enterprising job with the highest total for pay, growth, and number of openings—would be a very bad job for people who dislike or are not good at that sort of work. On the other hand, many people love working as Lawn Service Managers even though that job has lower earnings, a lower projected growth rate, and fewer openings. Descriptions for both jobs are included in this book. Possibly somewhere a former sales manager works as a lawn service manager and loves it. This person may even have figured out how to make more money (say, by specializing in golf courses), have a more flexible schedule, have more fun, or have other advantages not available to a sales manager. The point is that each job is right for somebody, perhaps at a certain time in their lives. We are all likely to change careers and jobs several times, and it’s not always money that motivates us. So browse the job descriptions that follow and know that somewhere there is a good place for you. We hope you find it.

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Realistic Jobs Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers Personality Code: RE Growth: 18.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 6,000 ) Annual Earnings: $125,030 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0% ) Part-Time: 12.9% ) )

Pilot and navigate the flight of multi-engine aircraft in regularly scheduled service for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport rating and certification in specific aircraft type used. File instrument flight plans with air traffic control to ensure that flights are coordinated with other air traffic. Inspect aircraft for defects and malfunctions according to pre-flight checklists. Make announcements regarding flights, using public address systems. Monitor engine operation, fuel consumption, and functioning of aircraft systems during flights. Monitor gauges, warning devices, and control panels to verify aircraft performance and to regulate engine speed. Order changes in fuel supplies, loads, routes, or schedules to ensure safety of flights. Plan and formulate flight activities and test schedules and prepare flight evaluation reports. Respond to and report in-flight emergencies and malfunctions. Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight while adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures. Steer aircraft along planned routes with the assistance of autopilot and flight management computers. Work as part of a flight team with

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GOE—Interest Area: 07. Transportation. Work Group: 07.03. Air Vehicle Operation. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Commercial Pilots. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew; Flight Instructor. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Transportation; Geography; Public Safety and Security; Education and Training; Mechanical Devices; Physics.

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Automotive Master Mechanics Personality Code: RC Growth: 12.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 100,000 ) Annual Earnings: $31,130 ) Education/Training Required: Postsecondary vocational training ) )

Self-Employed: 15.5% ) Part-Time: 4.3% )

Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system. Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions. Test drive vehicles and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices. Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes. Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors. Follow checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas. Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience. Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers’ performance specifications. Confer with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements. Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups. Disassemble units and inspect parts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and gauges. Overhaul or replace carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps. Repair and service air conditioning, heating, engine-cooling, and electrical systems. Repair or replace parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings. Tear down, repair, and rebuild faulty assemblies such as power systems, steering systems, and linkages. Rewire ignition sys122

tems, lights, and instrument panels. Repair radiator leaks. Install and repair accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers. Repair manual and automatic transmissions. Repair or replace shock absorbers. Align vehicles’ front ends. Rebuild parts such as crankshafts and cylinder blocks. SKILLS—Troubleshooting; Repairing; Installation; Equipment Maintenance; Active Learning; Complex Problem Solving; Instructing; Equipment Selection. GOE—Interest Area: 05. Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers. Work Group: 05.03. Mechanical Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aircraft Body and Bonded Structure Repairers; Aircraft Engine Specialists; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians; Airframe-and-Power-Plant Mechanics; Automotive Body and Related Repairers; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics; Automotive Specialty Technicians; Bicycle Repairers; Bridge and Lock Tenders; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers; Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door; Farm Equipment Mechanics; Gas Appliance Repairers; Hand and Portable Power Tool Repairers; Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers; Helpers—Electricians; Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers; Industrial Machinery Mechanics; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other; Keyboard Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Locksmiths and Safe Repairers; Maintenance and Repair Workers, General; Maintenance Workers, Machinery; Mechanical Door Repairers; Medical Appliance Technicians; Medical Equipment Repairers; Meter Mechanics; Millwrights; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines; Motorboat Mechanics; Motorcycle Mechanics; Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians; Optical Instrument Assemblers; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics; Painters, Transportation Equipment; Percussion Instrument 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Repairers and Tuners; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other; Rail Car Repairers; Railroad Inspectors; Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians; Reed or Wind Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Refrigeration Mechanics; Stringed Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Tire Repairers and Changers; Valve and Regulator Repairers; Watch Repairers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician; Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/ Technician; Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician; Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician; Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Technology/Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Mechanical Devices; Computers and Electronics; Physics; Engineering and Technology; Education and Training; Customer and Personal Service.

Automotive Specialty Technicians Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 12.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 100,000 ) Annual Earnings: $31,130 ) Education/Training Required: Postsecondary vocational training ) Self-Employed: 15.5% ) Part-Time: 4.3% )

Repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator. Align and repair wheels, axles, frames, torsion bars, and steering mechanisms of automobiles, using special alignment equipment and wheel-balancing machines. Examine vehicles, compile estimates of repair costs, and secure customers’ approval to perform repairs. Install and repair air conditioners and service com50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

ponents such as compressors, condensers, and controls. Rebuild, repair, and test automotive fuel injection units. Remove and replace defective mufflers and tailpipes. Repair and rebuild clutch systems. Repair and replace automobile leaf springs. Repair and replace defective ball joint suspensions, brake shoes, and wheel bearings. Repair, overhaul, and adjust automobile brake systems. Repair, replace, and adjust defective carburetor parts and gasoline filters. Test electronic computer components in automobiles to ensure that they are working properly. Tune automobile engines to ensure proper and efficient functioning. Use electronic test equipment to locate and correct malfunctions in fuel, ignition, and emissions control systems. Convert vehicle fuel systems from gasoline to butane gas operations and repair and service operating butane fuel units. Inspect and test new vehicles for damage; then record findings so that necessary repairs can be made. Repair, install, and adjust hydraulic and electromagnetic automatic lift mechanisms used to raise and lower automobile windows, seats, and tops. SKILLS—Installation; Repairing; Troubleshooting; Equipment Maintenance; Quality Control Analysis; Technology Design; Operation Monitoring; Management of Material Resources.

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GOE—Interest Area: 05. Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers. Work Group: 05.03. Mechanical Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aircraft Body and Bonded Structure Repairers; Aircraft Engine Specialists; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians; Airframe-and-Power-Plant Mechanics; Automotive Body and Related Repairers; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers; Automotive Master Mechanics; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics; Bicycle Repairers; Bridge and Lock Tenders; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers; Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door; Farm Equipment Mechanics; Gas Appliance Repairers; Hand and Portable Power Tool Repairers; Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics; Heating, 123


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Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers; Helpers—Electricians; Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers; Industrial Machinery Mechanics; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other; Keyboard Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Locksmiths and Safe Repairers; Maintenance and Repair Workers, General; Maintenance Workers, Machinery; Mechanical Door Repairers; Medical Appliance Technicians; Medical Equipment Repairers; Meter Mechanics; Millwrights; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines; Motorboat Mechanics; Motorcycle Mechanics; Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians; Optical Instrument Assemblers; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics; Painters, Transportation Equipment; Percussion Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other; Rail Car Repairers; Railroad Inspectors; Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians; Reed or Wind Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Refrigeration Mechanics; Stringed Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Tire Repairers and Changers; Valve and Regulator Repairers; Watch Repairers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician; Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/ Technician; Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician; Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician; Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Technology/Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Mechanical Devices; Computers and Electronics; Design; Physics; Engineering and Technology; Chemistry.

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Boat Builders and Shipwrights Personality Code: RC Growth: 10.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 193,000 ) Annual Earnings: $34,250 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) )

Self-Employed: 29.7% ) Part-Time: 5.3% )

Construct and repair ships or boats according to blueprints. Cuts and forms parts, such as keel, ribs, sidings, and support structures and blocks, using woodworking hand tools and power tools. Constructs and shapes wooden frames, structures, and other parts according to blueprint specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and measuring instruments. Attaches metal parts such as fittings, plates, and bulkheads to ship, using brace and bits, augers, and wrenches. Establishes dimensional reference points on layout and hull to make template of parts and locate machinery and equipment. Smoothes and finishes ship surfaces, using power sander, broadax, adz, and paint, and waxes and buffs surface to specified finish. Cuts out defect, using power tools and hand tools, and fits and secures replacement part, using caulking gun, adhesive, or hand tools. Assembles and installs hull timbers and other structures in ship, using adhesive, measuring instruments, and hand tools or power tools. Measures and marks dimensional lines on lumber, following template and using scriber. Consults with customer or supervisor and reads blueprint to determine necessary repairs. Attaches hoist to sections of hull and directs hoist operator to align parts over blocks according to layout of boat. Marks outline of boat on building dock, shipway, or mold loft according to blueprint specifications, using measuring instruments and crayon. Inspects boat to determine location and extent of defect. Positions and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Carpentry/Carpenter. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Design; Mechanical Devices; Engineering and Technology; Production and Processing; Physics.

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Brattice Builders Personality Code: R ) Growth: 10.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 193,000 ) Annual Earnings: $34,250 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training )

Self-Employed: 29.7% ) Part-Time: 5.3% )

Build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways to control the proper circulation of air through the passageways and to the working places. Installs rigid and flexible air ducts to transport air to work areas. Drills and blasts obstructing boulders to reopen ventilation shafts. Erects partitions to support roof in areas unsuited to timbering or bolting. SKILLS—Installation; Technology Design; Operations Analysis; Equipment Selection; Quality Control Analysis.

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secures support structures on construction area. SKILLS—Installation; Repairing; Operations Analysis; Technology Design; Equipment Selection; Equipment Maintenance; Mathematics; Quality Control Analysis.

GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe 125


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Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Carpentry/Carpenter. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Building and Construction; Physics; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Devices.

Brazers Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 17.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 71,000 ) Annual Earnings: $29,640 ) Education/Training Required: Short-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 5.6% ) Part-Time: 2.1% )

Braze together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using torch or welding machine and flux. Connects hoses from torch to regulator valves and cylinders of oxygen and specified fuel gas, acetylene or natural. Turns valves to start flow of gases, lights flame, and adjusts valves to obtain desired color and size of flame. Brushes flux onto joint of workpiece or dips braze rod into flux to prevent oxidation of metal. Aligns and secures workpieces in fixtures, jigs, or vise, using rule, square, or template. Melts and separates brazed joints to remove and straighten damaged or misaligned components, using hand torch or furnace. Selects torch tip, flux, 126

and brazing alloy from data charts or work order. Adjusts electric current and timing cycle of resistance welding machine to heat metal to bonding temperature. Guides torch and rod along joint of workpieces to heat to brazing temperature, melt braze alloy, and bond workpieces together. Cuts carbon electrodes to specified size and shape, using cutoff saw. Removes workpiece from fixture, using tongs, and cools workpiece, using air or water. Cleans joints of workpieces, using wire brush or by dipping them into cleaning solution. Examines seam and rebrazes defective joints or broken parts. SKILLS—Operation and Control; Operation Monitoring; Installation; Equipment Selection; Science; Quality Control Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 08. Industrial Production. Work Group: 08.03. Production Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other; Bakers, Manufacturing; Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders; Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators; Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Tenders; Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders; Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders; Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers; Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic; Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders; Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Cutters and Trimmers, Hand; Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders; Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Design Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Electrotypers and Stereotypers; Embossing Machine Set-Up Operators; Engraver Set-Up Operators; Extruding and Forming Machine Operators and Tenders, Synthetic or Glass Fibers; Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Ten50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


ders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers; Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders; Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers; Fiber Product Cutting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators; Film Laboratory Technicians; Fitters, Structural Metal—Precision; Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders; Food Batchmakers; Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders; Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders; Glass Cutting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products; Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand; Hand Compositors and Typesetters; Heaters, Metal and Plastic; Helpers —Production Workers; Job Printers; Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operators; Marking and Identification Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers; Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products; Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders; Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Mold Makers, Hand; Molding and Casting Workers; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators; Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders; Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers; Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operators and Tenders; Photographic Hand Developers; Photographic Process Workers; Photographic Processing Machine Operators; Photographic Reproduction Technicians; Photographic Retouchers and Restorers; Plate Finishers; Platemakers; Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Pourers and Casters, Metal; Precision Printing Workers; Prepress Technicians and Workers; Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders—Textile, Garment, and Related Materials; Printing Machine Operators; Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders; Production 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Helpers; Production Laborers; Production Workers, All Other; Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders; Sawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood; Scanner Operators; Semiconductor Processors; Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Sewers, Hand; Sewing Machine Operators; Sewing Machine Operators, Garment; Sewing Machine Operators, Non-Garment; Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders; Slaughterers and Meat Packers; Solderers; Soldering and Brazing Machine Operators and Tenders; Stone Sawyers; Strippers; Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters; Team Assemblers; Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders; Tire Builders; Welder-Fitters; Welders and Cutters; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers; Welders, Production; Welding Machine Operators and Tenders; Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Welding Technology/Welder. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Engineering and Technology; Building and Construction; Mechanical Devices; Chemistry.

Brickmasons and Blockmasons Personality Code: R ) Growth: 14.2% ) Annual Job Openings: 21,000 ) Annual Earnings: $41,550 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 27.9% ) Part-Time: 5.3% )

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block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures. Construct corners by fastening in plumb position a corner pole or building a corner pyramid of bricks and then filling in between the corners, using a line from corner to corner to guide each course, or layer, of brick. Measure distance from reference points and mark guidelines to lay out work, using plumb bobs and levels. Calculate angles and courses and determine vertical and horizontal alignment of courses. Fasten or fuse brick or other building material to structure with wire clamps, anchor holes, torch, or cement. Break or cut bricks, tiles, or blocks to size, using trowel edge, hammer, or power saw. Remove excess mortar with trowels and hand tools and finish mortar joints with jointing tools for a sealed, uniform appearance. Interpret blueprints and drawings to determine specifications and to calculate the materials required. Apply and smooth mortar or other mixture over work surface. Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, dirt, or mortar powder with water to form refractory mixtures. Examine brickwork or structure to determine need for repair. Clean working surface to remove scale, dust, soot, or chips of brick and mortar, using broom, wire brush, or scraper. Lay and align bricks, blocks, or tiles to build or repair structures or high temperature equipment, such as cupola, kilns, ovens, or furnaces. Remove burned or damaged brick or mortar, using sledgehammer, crowbar, chipping gun, or chisel. SKILLS—Equipment Maintenance; Mathematics; Instructing; Installation; Coordination; Social Perceptiveness; Management of Financial Resources; Technology Design.

ing Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Mason/Masonry. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Building and Construction; Design; Public Safety and Security; Mathematics; Production and Processing; Mechanical Devices.

GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceil-

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Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 14.2% ) Annual Job Openings: 28,000 )

Annual Earnings: $34,970 ) Education/Training Required: Postsecondary vocational training ) Self-Employed: 3.9% ) Part-Time: 2.5% )

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines. Use handtools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists. Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition. Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery. Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment. Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment, using hydraulic jacks or hoists. Test-drive trucks and buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly. Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges. Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices. Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications. Specialize in repairing and maintaining parts of the engine, such as fuel injection systems. Attach test instruments to equipment and read dials and gauges in order to diagnose mal50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

functions. Rewire ignition systems, lights, and instrument panels. Recondition and replace parts, pistons, bearings, gears, and valves. Repair and adjust seats, doors, and windows and install and repair accessories. Inspect, repair, and maintain automotive and mechanical equipment and machinery such as pumps and compressors. Disassemble and overhaul internal combustion engines, pumps, generators, transmissions, clutches, and differential units. Rebuild gas and/or diesel engines. Align front ends and suspension systems. SKILLS—Equipment Maintenance; Repairing; Troubleshooting; Installation; Learning Strategies; Coordination; Instructing; Technology Design. GOE—Interest Area: 05. Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers. Work Group: 05.03. Mechanical Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aircraft Body and Bonded Structure Repairers; Aircraft Engine Specialists; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians; Airframe-and-Power-Plant Mechanics; Automotive Body and Related Repairers; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers; Automotive Master Mechanics; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics; Automotive Specialty Technicians; Bicycle Repairers; Bridge and Lock Tenders; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers; Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door; Farm Equipment Mechanics; Gas Appliance Repairers; Hand and Portable Power Tool Repairers; Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers; Helpers—Electricians; Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers; Industrial Machinery Mechanics; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other; Keyboard Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Locksmiths and Safe Repairers; Maintenance and Repair Workers, General; Maintenance Workers, Machinery; Mechanical Door Repairers; Medical Appliance Technicians; Medical Equipment Repairers; Meter Mechanics; Millwrights; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines; Motorboat Mechanics; Motorcycle Mechanics; Musical Instru-

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ment Repairers and Tuners; Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians; Optical Instrument Assemblers; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics; Painters, Transportation Equipment; Percussion Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other; Rail Car Repairers; Railroad Inspectors; Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians; Reed or Wind Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Refrigeration Mechanics; Stringed Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Tire Repairers and Changers; Valve and Regulator Repairers; Watch Repairers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician; Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/ Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Mechanical Devices; Transportation; Public Safety and Security; Engineering and Technology; Law and Government; Physics; Chemistry.

Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 10.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 24,000 ) Annual Earnings: $43,650 ) Education/Training Required: Associate’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.4% ) Part-Time: 5.0% )

Develop, test, calibrate, operate, and repair electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, electrohydraulic, or electronic measuring and recording instruments, apparatus, and equipment. Plans sequence of testing and calibration program for instruments and equipment according to blue130

prints, schematics, technical manuals, and other specifications. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance of test apparatus and peripheral equipment. Confers with engineers, supervisor, and other technical workers to assist with equipment installation, maintenance, and repair techniques. Analyzes and converts test data, using mathematical formulas, and reports results and proposed modifications. Sets up test equipment and conducts tests on performance and reliability of mechanical, structural, or electromechanical equipment. Selects sensing, telemetering, and recording instrumentation and circuitry. Disassembles and reassembles instruments and equipment, using hand tools, and inspects instruments and equipment for defects. Sketches plans for developing jigs, fixtures, instruments, and related nonstandard apparatus. Modifies performance and operation of component parts and circuitry to specifications, using test equipment and precision instruments. SKILLS—Technology Design; Equipment Maintenance; Quality Control Analysis; Science; Equipment Selection; Troubleshooting; Installation; Operations Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.08. Engineering Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians; Architectural and Civil Drafters; Architectural Drafters; Cartographers and Photogrammetrists; Civil Drafters; Civil Engineering Technicians; Construction and Building Inspectors; Drafters, All Other; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians; Electrical and Electronics Drafters; Electrical Drafters; Electrical Engineering Technicians; Electro-Mechanical Technicians; Electronic Drafters; Electronics Engineering Technicians; Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other; Environmental Engineering Technicians; Industrial Engineering Technicians; Mapping Technicians; Mechanical Drafters; Mechanical Engineering Technicians; Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers; Pressure Vessel Inspectors; Surveying and Mapping Technicians; Surveying Technicians; Surveyors.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Computer Engineering Technology/Technician; Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other; Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/ Technician; Telecommunications Technology/Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES— Design; Mathematics; Computers and Electronics; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Devices; Physics.

Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 10.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 193,000 ) Annual Earnings: $34,250 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 29.7% ) Part-Time: 5.3% )

Perform a variety of tasks requiring a limited knowledge of carpentry, such as applying siding and weatherboard to building exteriors or assembling and erecting prefabricated buildings. Measures and marks location of studs, leaders, and receptacle openings, using tape measure, template, and marker. Cuts sidings and moldings, sections of weatherboard, openings in sheetrock, and lumber, using hand tools and power tools. Lays out and aligns materials on worktable or in assembly jig according to specified instructions. Removes surface defects, using knife, scraper, wet sponge, electric iron, and sanding tools. Trims overlapping edges of wood or weatherboard, using portable router or power saw and hand tools. Installs prefabricated windows and doors; insulation; wall, ceiling, and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

floor panels; or siding, using adhesives, hoists, hand tools, and power tools. Aligns and fastens materials together, using hand tools and power tools, to form building or bracing. Repairs or replaces defective locks, hinges, cranks, and pieces of wood, using glue, hand tools, and power tools. Applies stain, paint, or crayons to defects and filter to touch up the repaired area. Directs crane operator in positioning floor, wall, ceiling, and roof panel on house foundation. Moves panel or roof section to other work stations or to storage or shipping area, using electric hoist. Studies blueprints, specification sheets, and drawings to determine style and type of window or wall panel required. Fills cracks, seams, depressions, and nail holes with filler. Examines wood surfaces for defects, such as nicks, cracks, or blisters. Measures cut materials to determine conformance to specifications, using tape measure. Realigns windows and screens to fit casements and oils moving parts. SKILLS—Repairing; Installation; Management of Material Resources; Equipment Maintenance; Operation and Control. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.04. Hands-on Work in Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Construction Laborers; Extraction Workers, All Other; Grips and Set-Up Workers, Motion Picture Sets, Studios, and Stages; Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other; Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters; Helpers— Carpenters; Helpers—Extraction Workers; Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons; Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Helpers—Roofers; Highway Maintenance Workers; Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners.

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______________________________________________Realistic Jobs: Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers

EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Carpentry/Carpenter. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Design; Engineering and Technology.

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Ceiling Tile Installers Personality Code: R ) Growth: 21.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 17,000 ) Annual Earnings: $33,670 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training )

Self-Employed: 18.4% ) Part-Time: 5.9% )

Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material. Applies cement to back of tile and presses tile into place, aligning with layout marks and joints of previously laid tile. Applies acoustical tiles or shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound and to decorate rooms. Washes concrete surfaces with washing soda and zinc sulfate solution before mounting tile to increase adhesive qualities of surfaces. Inspects furrings, mechanical mountings, and masonry surface for plumbness and level, using spirit or water level. Hangs dry lines (stretched string) to wall molding to guide positioning of main runners. Nails or screws molding to wall to support and seals joint between ceiling tile and wall. Scribes and cuts edges of tile to fit wall where wall molding is not specified. Nails channels or wood furring strips to surfaces to provide mounting for tile. Measures and marks surface to lay out work according to blueprints and drawings. Cuts tiles for fixture and borders, using keyhole saw, and inserts tiles into supporting framework. SKILLS—None met the criteria.

Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Drywall Installation/Drywaller. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Design; Mathematics; Physics.

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Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Personality Code: R Growth: 26.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 24,000 ) Annual Earnings: $30,780 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) )

Self-Employed: 5.2% ) Part-Time: 5.0% )

Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs, using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; use saws to cut expansion joints. Wet surface to prepare for bonding, fill holes and cracks with grout or slurry, and smooth, using trowel. Build wooden molds and clamp molds around area to be repaired, using hand tools. Cut out damaged areas, drill holes for reinforcing rods, and position reinforcing rods to repair concrete, using power saw and drill. Direct the casting of the concrete and supervise laborers who use shovels or special tools to spread it. Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills, and other fixtures in freshly poured concrete and/or pattern or stamp the surface to provide a decorative finish. Polish surface, using polishing or surfacing machine. Produce rough concrete surface, using broom. Push roller over surface to embed chips in surface. Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete and move chute to direct concrete on forms. Sprinkle colored marble or stone chips, powdered steel, or coloring powder over surface to produce prescribed finish. Cut metal division strips and press them into terrazzo base so that top edges form desired design or pattern. Fabricate concrete beams, columns, and panels. Operate power vibrator to compact concrete. Spread roofing paper on surface of foundation and spread concrete onto roofing paper with trowel to form terrazzo base. Apply hard50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

ening and sealing compounds to cure surface of concrete and waterproof or restore surface. Apply muriatic acid to clean surface and rinse with water. Check the forms that hold the concrete to see that they are properly constructed. Chip, scrape, and grind high spots, ridges, and rough projections to finish concrete, using pneumatic chisels, power grinders, or hand tools. Clean chipped area, using wire brush, and feel and observe surface to determine if it is rough or uneven. Mix cement, sand, and water to produce concrete, grout, or slurry, using hoe, trowel, tamper, scraper, or concrete-mixing machine. Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, and straightedge. Monitor how the wind, heat, or cold affects the curing of the concrete throughout the entire process. Set and align the forms that hold concrete to the desired pitch and depth. SKILLS—Technology Design; Repairing; Operations Analysis; Installation; Science. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters;

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Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Fine Arts; Design; Geography.

Civil Engineers Personality Code: RI ) Growth: 8.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 17,000 ) Annual Earnings: $61,850 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 6.7% ) Part-Time: 3.3% )

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, water and sewage systems, and waste disposal units. Includes architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects. Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems and structures, following construction and government standards and using design software and drawing tools. Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, and mate134

rial stress factors to determine design specifications. Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards. Direct construction, operations, and maintenance activities at project site. Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction. Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility. Prepare or present public reports, such as bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, and property and right-of-way descriptions. Test soils and materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel. Provide technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modifications and structural repairs to industrial and managerial personnel. SKILLS—Coordination; Science; Persuasion; Negotiation; Mathematics; Instructing; Operations Analysis; Monitoring; Service Orientation; Technology Design. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.07. Engineering. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineers; Agricultural Engineers; Architects, Except Landscape and Naval; Biomedical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Computer Hardware Engineers; Computer Software Engineers, Applications; Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software; Electrical Engineers; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer; Engineers, All Other; Environmental Engineers; Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors; Industrial Engineers; Industrial Safety and Health Engineers; Landscape Architects; Marine Architects; Marine Engineers; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects; Materials Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers; Nuclear Engineers; Petroleum Engineers; Product Safety Engineers; Sales Engineers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Civil Engineering, General; Civil Engineering, Other; Transportation and Highway Engineering; 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


________________________________________________________Realistic Jobs: Construction Carpenters

Construction Carpenters Personality Code: R ) Growth: 10.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 193,000 ) Annual Earnings: $34,250 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 29.7% ) Part-Time: 5.3% )

Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools. Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge. Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment. Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level. Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saw. Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required. Assemble and fasten materials to make framework or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue. Build or repair cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, and other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter’s hand tools, and power tools. Erect scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level. Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools. Install structures 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

and fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, and trim, or hardware, using carpenter’s hand and power tools. Select and order lumber and other required materials. Maintain records, document actions, and present written progress reports. Finish surfaces of woodwork or wallboard in houses and buildings, using paint, hand tools, and paneling. Prepare cost estimates for clients or employers. Arrange for subcontractors to deal with special areas such as heating and electrical wiring work. SKILLS—Management of Personnel Resources; Management of Financial Resources; Management of Material Resources; Equipment Maintenance; Repairing; Quality Control Analysis; Service Orientation; Speaking; Time Management. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers;

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Water Resources Engineering. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Engineering and Technology; Design; Building and Construction; Mathematics; Customer and Personal Service; Transportation; Physics.

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Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Carpentry/Carpenter. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Production and Processing; Engineering and Technology; Design; Public Safety and Security; Mechanical Devices.

Correctional Officers and Jailers Personality Code: RS ) Growth: 24.2% ) Annual Job Openings: 49,000 ) Annual Earnings: $33,160 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 0% ) Part-Time: 1.3% )

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions. Monitor conduct of prisoners, according to established policies, regulations, and procedures, in order to prevent escape or violence. Inspect conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facilities in order to ensure that they will prevent escapes. Search prisoners, cells, and vehicles for weapons, valuables, or drugs. Guard facility entrances in order to screen visitors. Search for and recapture escapees. Inspect mail for the presence of contraband. Take prisoners 136

into custody and escort to locations within and outside of facility, such as visiting room, courtroom, or airport. Record information such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate disturbance. Use weapons, handcuffs, and physical force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners. Conduct fire, safety, and sanitation inspections. Provide to supervisors oral and written reports of the quality and quantity of work performed by inmates, inmate disturbances and rule violations, and unusual occurrences. Settle disputes between inmates. Drive passenger vehicles and trucks used to transport inmates to other institutions, courtrooms, hospitals, and work sites. Arrange daily schedules for prisoners, including library visits, work assignments, family visits, and counseling appointments. Assign duties to inmates, providing instructions as needed. Issue clothing, tools, and other authorized items to inmates. Serve meals and distribute commissary items to prisoners. Investigate crimes that have occurred within an institution or assist police in their investigations of crimes and inmates. Maintain records of prisoners’ identification and charges. Supervise and coordinate work of other correctional service officers. Sponsor inmate recreational activities such as newspapers and self-help groups. SKILLS—Social Perceptiveness; Persuasion; Negotiation; Instructing; Monitoring; Speaking; Writing; Critical Thinking; Coordination. GOE—Interest Area: 04. Law, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety. Work Group: 04.03. Law Enforcement. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Animal Control Workers; Bailiffs; Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators; Criminal Investigators and Special Agents; Crossing Guards; Detectives and Criminal Investigators; Fire Investigators; Fish and Game Wardens; Forensic Science Technicians; Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators; Highway Patrol Pilots; Immigration and Customs Inspectors; Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers; Parking Enforcement Workers; Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers; Police Detectives; Police Identification and Records Officers; Police Patrol Officers; Private Detectives 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


____________________________________________________________Realistic Jobs: Drywall Installers

EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Corrections; Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other; Juvenile Corrections. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Psychology; Public Safety and Security; Law and Government; Philosophy and Theology; Sociology and Anthropology; Transportation; Education and Training.

Drywall Installers Personality Code: R ) Growth: 21.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 17,000 ) Annual Earnings: $33,670 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 18.4% ) Part-Time: 5.9% )

Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings and interior walls of buildings. Trims rough edges from wallboard to maintain even joints, using knife. Fits and fastens wallboard or sheetrock into specified position, using hand tools, portable power tools, or adhesive. Measures and marks cutting lines on framing, drywall, and trim, using tape measure, straightedge or square, and marking devices. Installs blanket insulation between studs and tacks plastic moisture barrier over insulation. Removes plaster, drywall, or paneling, using crowbar and hammer. Assembles and installs metal framing and decorative trim for windows, doorways, and bents. Reads blueprints and other specifications to determine method of installation, work procedures, and material and tool requirements. Lays out reference lines and points, computes position of framing and furring channels, and marks position, using chalkline. Suspends angle iron grid and channel iron from ceiling, 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

using wire. Installs horizontal and vertical metal or wooden studs for attachment of wallboard on interior walls, using hand tools. Cuts metal or wood framing, angle and channel iron, and trim to size, using cutting tools. Cuts openings into board for electrical outlets, windows, vents, or fixtures, using keyhole saw or other cutting tools. SKILLS—Installation; Equipment Selection. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters.

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and Investigators; Protective Service Workers, All Other; Security Guards; Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs; Transit and Railroad Police.

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Electrical Engineering Technicians Personality Code: RI ) Growth: 10.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 24,000 ) Annual Earnings: $43,650 ) Education/Training Required: Associate’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.4% ) Part-Time: 5.0% )

Apply electrical theory and related knowledge to test and modify developmental or operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants and laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineering staff. Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and after construction. Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments. Install and maintain electrical control systems and solid state equipment. Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations. Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions and record results. Collaborate with electrical engineers and other personnel to identify, define, and solve developmental problems. Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment. Analyze and interpret test information to resolve design-related problems. Write commission138

ing procedures for electrical installations. Prepare project cost and work-time estimates. Evaluate engineering proposals, shop drawings, and design comments for sound electrical engineering practice and conformance with established safety and design criteria and recommend approval or disapproval. Draw or modify diagrams and write engineering specifications to clarify design details and functional criteria of experimental electronics units. Conduct inspections for quality control and assurance programs, reporting findings and recommendations. Prepare contracts and initiate, review, and coordinate modifications to contract specifications and plans throughout the construction process. Plan, schedule, and monitor work of support personnel to assist supervisor. Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated material. Perform supervisory duties such as recommending work assignments, approving leaves, and completing performance evaluations. Plan method and sequence of operations for developing and testing experimental electronic and electrical equipment. SKILLS—Troubleshooting; Repairing; Installation; Technology Design; Operations Analysis; Equipment Maintenance; Mathematics; Science. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.08. Engineering Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians; Architectural and Civil Drafters; Architectural Drafters; Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians; Cartographers and Photogrammetrists; Civil Drafters; Civil Engineering Technicians; Construction and Building Inspectors; Drafters, All Other; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians; Electrical and Electronics Drafters; Electrical Drafters; Electro-Mechanical Technicians; Electronic Drafters; Electronics Engineering Technicians; Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other; Environmental Engineering Technicians; Industrial Engineering Technicians; Mapping Technicians; Mechanical Drafters; Mechanical Engineering Technicians; Numerical Tool and Process 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


________________________________________________________________Realistic Jobs: Electricians

EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Computer Engineering Technology/Technician; Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other; Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/ Technician; Telecommunications Technology/Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES— Engineering and Technology; Design; Computers and Electronics; Physics; Mechanical Devices; Telecommunications.

Electricians Personality Code: RI ) Growth: 23.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 65,000 ) Annual Earnings: $41,680 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 9.1% ) Part-Time: 2.2% )

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools. Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components. Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair and to ensure compliance with 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

codes. Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous. Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system. Maintain current electrician’s license or identification card to meet governmental regulations. Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures based on job specifications and local codes. Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes. Use a variety of tools and equipment, such as power construction equipment; measuring devices; power tools; and testing equipment, including oscilloscopes, ammeters, and test lamps. Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment such as motors. Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and ordering supplies and equipment. Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools. Work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Place conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes. Construct and fabricate parts, using hand tools and specifications. SKILLS—Installation; Troubleshooting; Repairing; Equipment Maintenance; Technology Design; Management of Financial Resources; Equipment Selection; Operations Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Con-

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Control Programmers; Pressure Vessel Inspectors; Surveying and Mapping Technicians; Surveying Technicians; Surveyors.

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struction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Electrician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Building and Construction; Mechanical Devices; Design; Production and Processing; Customer and Personal Service; Physics.

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Electronics Engineering Technicians Personality Code: RI Growth: 10.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 24,000 ) Annual Earnings: $43,650 ) Education/Training Required: Associate’s degree ) )

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Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff. Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment. Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment and systems. Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components. Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers and field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts. Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment. Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics, using hand and power tools. Adjust and replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics components, using hand tools and soldering iron. Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation. Maintain working knowledge of 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


state-of-the-art tools, software, etc., through reading and/or attending conferences, workshops, or other training. Provide user applications and engineering support and recommendations for new and existing equipment with regard to installation, upgrades, and enhancement. Write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications to assist engineers. Provide customer support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems, and provide information on product use. Design basic circuitry and draft sketches for clarification of details and design documentation under engineers’ direction, using drafting instruments and computer-aided design equipment. Build prototypes from rough sketches or plans. Develop and upgrade preventative maintenance procedures for components, equipment, parts, and systems. Fabricate parts, such as coils, terminal boards, and chassis, using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools. Research equipment and component needs, sources, competitive prices, delivery times, and ongoing operational costs. SKILLS—Repairing; Troubleshooting; Equipment Maintenance; Installation; Technology Design; Operation Monitoring; Service Orientation; Systems Evaluation. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.08. Engineering Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians; Architectural and Civil Drafters; Architectural Drafters; Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians; Cartographers and Photogrammetrists; Civil Drafters; Civil Engineering Technicians; Construction and Building Inspectors; Drafters, All Other; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians; Electrical and Electronics Drafters; Electrical Drafters; Electrical Engineering Technicians; Electro-Mechanical Technicians; Electronic Drafters; Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other; Environmental Engineering Technicians; Industrial Engineering Technicians; Mapping Technicians; Mechanical Drafters; Mechanical Engineering Technicians; Numerical Tool and Process 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Control Programmers; Pressure Vessel Inspectors; Surveying and Mapping Technicians; Surveying Technicians; Surveyors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Computer Engineering Technology/Technician; Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other; Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/ Technician; Telecommunications Technology/ Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Engineering and Technology; Computers and Electronics; Mechanical Devices; Mathematics; Design; Telecommunications.

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First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors— Landscaping Workers Personality Code: RE ) Growth: 21.6% ) Annual Job Openings: 18,000 ) Annual Earnings: $33,770 ) Education/Training Required: Work experience in a related occupation ) Self-Employed: 34.7% ) Part-Time: 5.9% )

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of landscaping workers. Manager/Supervisors are generally found in smaller establishments, where they perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work, and may also engage in the same landscaping work as the workers they supervise. Directs workers in maintenance and repair of driveways, walkways, benches, graves, and mausoleums. 141


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Observes ongoing work to ascertain if work is being performed according to instructions and will be completed on time. Determines work priority and crew and equipment requirements and assigns workers tasks such as planting, fertilizing, irrigating, and mowing. Directs and assists workers engaged in maintenance and repair of equipment such as power mower and backhoe, using hand tools and power tools. Confers with manager to develop plans and schedules for maintenance and improvement of grounds. Keeps employee time records and records daily work performed. Interviews, hires, and discharges workers. Assists workers in performing work when completion is critical. Tours grounds, such as park, botanical garden, cemetery, or golf course, to inspect conditions. Trains workers in tasks such as transplanting and pruning trees and shrubs, finishing cement, using equipment, and caring for turf. Mixes and prepares spray and dust solutions and directs application of fertilizer, insecticide, and fungicide. SKILLS—Management of Personnel Resources; Coordination; Management of Material Resources; Instructing; Systems Evaluation; Time Management; Systems Analysis; Speaking. GOE—Interest Area: 03. Plants and Animals. Work Group: 03.01. Managerial Work in Plants and Animals. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agricultural Crop Farm Managers; Farm Labor Contractors; Farmers and Ranchers; First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Agricultural Crop Workers; First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Animal Care Workers, Except Livestock; First-Line Supervisors and Manager/ Supervisors—Animal Husbandry Workers; FirstLine Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors— Fishery Workers; First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Horticultural Workers; First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors—Logging Workers; First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers; First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers; Fish Hatchery Managers; Lawn Service Managers; Nursery and Greenhouse Managers. 142

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Forest Fire Fighters Personality Code: RS ) Growth: 20.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 29,000 ) Annual Earnings: $37,060 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 0% ) Part-Time: 1.1% )

Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land. Maintain contact with fire dispatchers at all times in order to notify them of the need for additional firefighters and supplies or to detail any difficulties encountered. Rescue fire victims and administer emergency medical aid. Collaborate with other firefighters as a member of a firefighting crew. Patrol burned areas after fires to locate and eliminate hot spots that may restart fires. Extinguish flames and embers to suppress fires, using shovels or engine- or hand-driven water or chemical pumps. Fell trees, cut and clear brush, and dig trenches in order to create firelines, using axes, chainsaws, or shovels. Maintain knowledge of current firefighting practices by participating in drills and by attending seminars, conventions, and conferences. Operate pumps connected to high-pressure hoses. Participate in physical training in order to maintain high levels of physical fitness. Establish water supplies, connect hoses, and direct water onto fires. Maintain fire equipment and firehouse living quarters. Inform and educate the public about fire prevention. Take 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


action to contain any hazardous chemicals that could catch fire, leak, or spill. Organize fire caches, positioning equipment for the most effective response. Transport personnel and cargo to and from fire areas. Participate in fire prevention and inspection programs. Perform forest maintenance and improvement tasks such as cutting brush, planting trees, building trails, and marking timber. Test and maintain tools, equipment, jump gear, and parachutes in order to ensure readiness for fire suppression activities. Observe forest areas from fire lookout towers in order to spot potential problems. Orient self in relation to fire, using compass and map, and collect supplies and equipment dropped by parachute. Serve as fully trained lead helicopter crewmember and as helispot manager. Drop weighted paper streamers from aircraft to determine the speed and direction of the wind at fire sites. SKILLS—Management of Personnel Resources; Service Orientation; Equipment Maintenance; Coordination; Repairing; Instructing; Equipment Selection; Operation Monitoring. GOE—Interest Area: 04. Law, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety. Work Group: 04.04. Public Safety. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agricultural Inspectors; Aviation Inspectors; Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation; Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics; Environmental Compliance Inspectors; Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers; Financial Examiners; Fire Fighters; Fire Inspectors; Fire Inspectors and Investigators; Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists; Government Property Inspectors and Investigators; Licensing Examiners and Inspectors; Marine Cargo Inspectors; Municipal Fire Fighters; Nuclear Monitoring Technicians; Occupational Health and Safety Specialists; Occupational Health and Safety Technicians; Protective Service Workers, All Other; Public Transportation Inspectors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Fire Protection, Other; Fire Science/Firefighting. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Customer and Personal Service; Geography; Education 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

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Supervise firefighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land. Inspect all stations, uniforms, equipment, and recreation areas in order to ensure compliance with safety standards, taking corrective action as necessary. Monitor fire suppression expenditures in order to ensure that they are necessary and reasonable. Parachute to major fire locations in order to direct fire containment and suppression activities. Recommend equipment modifications or new equipment purchases. Regulate open burning by issuing burning permits, inspecting problem sites, issuing citations for violations of laws and ordinances, and educating the public in proper burning practices. Lead work crews in the maintenance of structures and access roads in forest areas. Investigate special fire issues such as railroad fire problems, right-of-way burning, and slash disposal problems. Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, and interagency dispatch centers, using two-way radios. Direct investigations of suspected arsons in wildfires, working closely with other investigating agencies. Direct the loading of fire suppression equipment into aircraft and the parachuting of equipment to crews on the ground. Evaluate size, location, and condition of 143


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forest fires in order to request and dispatch crews and position equipment so fires can be contained safely and effectively. Identify staff training and development needs in order to ensure that appropriate training can be arranged. Maintain fire suppression equipment in good condition, checking equipment periodically in order to ensure that it is ready for use. Maintain knowledge of forest fire laws and fire prevention techniques and tactics. Monitor prescribed burns to ensure that they are conducted safely and effectively. Observe fires and crews from air to determine fire-fighting force requirements and to note changing conditions that will affect firefighting efforts. Operate wildland fire engines and hoselays. Perform administrative duties such as compiling and maintaining records, completing forms, preparing reports, and composing correspondence. Recruit and hire forest fire–fighting personnel. Review and evaluate employee performance. SKILLS—Management of Personnel Resources; Management of Material Resources; Service Orientation; Systems Evaluation; Coordination; Systems Analysis; Instructing; Judgment and Decision Making; Time Management. GOE—Interest Area: 04. Law, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety. Work Group: 04.01. Managerial Work in Law, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Emergency Management Specialists; First-Line Supervisors/ Managers of Correctional Officers; First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers; First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives; First-Line Supervisors/ Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other; Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician; Fire Services Administration. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Public Safety and Security; Transportation; Education and Training; Geography; Administration and Management; Chemistry.

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Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators Personality Code: RC Growth: 10.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 45,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,030 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) )

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Operate machines or vehicles equipped with blades to remove, distribute, level, or grade earth. Starts engine; moves throttle, switches, and levers; and depresses pedals to operate machines, equipment, and attachments. Drives equipment in successive passes over working area to achieve specified result, such as grade terrain or remove, dump, or spread earth and rock. Aligns machine, cutterhead, or depth gauge marker with reference stakes and guidelines on ground or positions equipment, following hand signals of assistant. Fastens bulldozer blade or other attachment to tractor, using hitches. Greases, oils, and performs minor repairs on tractor, using grease gun, oilcans, and hand tools. Signals operator to guide movement of tractor-drawn machine. Connects hydraulic hoses, belts, mechanical linkage, or power takeoff shaft to tractor. SKILLS—Operation and Control; Repairing; Operation Monitoring; Equipment Maintenance; Equipment Selection. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation; Mobil Crane Operation/ Operator. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Mechanical Devices; Transportation; Physics.

Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 31.8% ) Annual Job Openings: 35,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,160 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 15.4% ) Part-Time: 3.1% )

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Install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments. Obtain and maintain required certification(s). Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area. Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring. Test electrical circuits and components for continuity, using electrical test equipment. Reassemble and test equipment following repairs. Inspect and test system to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and to detect and locate malfunctions. Discuss heating-cooling system malfunctions with users to isolate problems or to verify that malfunctions have been corrected. Record and report all faults, deficiencies, and other unusual occurrences, as well as the time and materials expended on work orders. Test pipe or tubing joints and connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution. Adjust system controls to setting recommended by manufacturer to balance system, using hand tools. Recommend, develop, and perform preventive and general maintenance procedures such as cleaning, power-washing, and vacuuming equipment; oiling parts; and changing filters. Lay out and connect electrical wiring between controls and equipment according to wiring diagram, using electrician’s hand tools. Install auxiliary components to heating-cooling equipment, such as expansion and discharge valves, air ducts, pipes, blowers, dampers, flues, and stokers, following blueprints. Assist with other work in coordination with repair and maintenance teams. Install, connect, and adjust thermostats, humidistats, and timers, using hand tools. Generate work orders that address deficiencies in need of correction. Join pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel, water, or refrigerant source to form complete circuit. Assemble, position, and mount heating or cooling equipment, following blueprints. Study blueprints, design specifications, and manufacturers’ recommendations to ascertain the configuration of heating or cooling equipment components and to ensure the proper installation of components. Cut and drill holes in floors, walls, and roof to install

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equipment, using power saws and drills. SKILLS— Installation; Repairing; Equipment Maintenance; Troubleshooting; Coordination; Systems Evaluation; Negotiation; Persuasion. GOE—Interest Area: 05. Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers. Work Group: 05.03. Mechanical Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aircraft Body and Bonded Structure Repairers; Aircraft Engine Specialists; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians; Airframe-and-Power-Plant Mechanics; Automotive Body and Related Repairers; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers; Automotive Master Mechanics; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics; Automotive Specialty Technicians; Bicycle Repairers; Bridge and Lock Tenders; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers; Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door; Farm Equipment Mechanics; Gas Appliance Repairers; Hand and Portable Power Tool Repairers; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers; Helpers—Electricians; Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers; Industrial Machinery Mechanics; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other; Keyboard Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Locksmiths and Safe Repairers; Maintenance and Repair Workers, General; Maintenance Workers, Machinery; Mechanical Door Repairers; Medical Appliance Technicians; Medical Equipment Repairers; Meter Mechanics; Millwrights; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines; Motorboat Mechanics; Motorcycle Mechanics; Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians; Optical Instrument Assemblers; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics; Painters, Transportation Equipment; Percussion Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other; Rail Car Repairers; Railroad Inspectors; Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians; Reed or Wind Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Refrigeration Mechanics; Stringed 146

Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Tire Repairers and Changers; Valve and Regulator Repairers; Watch Repairers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (ACH/ACR/ACHR/ HRAC/HVAC/AC Technology); Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR); Solar Energy Technology/Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES— Mechanical Devices; Building and Construction; Design; Customer and Personal Service; Engineering and Technology; Physics.

Highway Patrol Pilots Personality Code: RE ) Growth: 24.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 67,000 ) Annual Earnings: $44,020 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 0% ) Part-Time: 1.4% )

Pilot aircraft to patrol highway and enforce traffic laws. Pilots airplane to maintain order, respond to emergencies, enforce traffic and criminal laws, and apprehend criminals. Investigates traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if crimes were committed. Arrests perpetrator of criminal act or submits citation or warning to violator of motor vehicle ordinance. Informs ground personnel where to re-route traffic in case of emergencies. Informs ground personnel of traffic congestion or unsafe driving conditions to ensure traffic flow and reduce incidence of accidents. Reviews facts to determine if criminal act or statute violation are involved. Expedites processing of prisoners, prepares and maintains records of prisoner 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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GOE—Interest Area: 04. Law, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety. Work Group: 04.03. Law Enforcement. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Animal Control Workers; Bailiffs; Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators; Correctional Officers and Jailers; Criminal Investigators and Special Agents; Crossing Guards; Detectives and Criminal Investigators; Fire Investigators; Fish and Game Wardens; Forensic Science Technicians; Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators; Immigration and Customs Inspectors; Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers; Parking Enforcement Workers; Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers; Police Detectives; Police Identification and Records Officers; Police Patrol Officers; Private Detectives and Investigators; Protective Service Workers, All Other; Security Guards; Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs; Transit and Railroad Police. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Criminal Justice/Police Science; Criminalistics and Criminal Science. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Public Safety and Security; Transportation; Law and Government; Customer and Personal Service; Medicine and Dentistry; Psychology; Geography.

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Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Personality Code: RC Growth: 16.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 155,000 ) Annual Earnings: $29,800 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) )

Self-Employed: 0.9% ) Part-Time: 4.5% )

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment. Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate. Inspect drives, motors, and belts; check fluid levels; replace filters; and perform other maintenance actions, following checklists. Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices. Assemble, install, and/or repair wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing, machinery, and equipment. Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts catalogs as necessary. Inspect, operate, and test machinery and equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions. Record maintenance and repair work performed and the

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bookings, and maintains record of prisoner status during booking and pre-trial process. Prepares reports to document activities. Relays complaint and emergency request information to appropriate agency dispatcher. Evaluates complaint and emergency request information to determine response requirements. Renders aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries. Testifies in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases. Records facts, photographs and diagrams crime or accident scene, and interviews witnesses to gather information for possible use in legal action or safety programs. SKILLS— Operation and Control; Social Perceptiveness; Service Orientation; Operation Monitoring; Judgment and Decision Making; Active Listening; Critical Thinking; Reading Comprehension.

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costs of the work. Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery. Dismantle devices to gain access to and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools. Plan and lay out repair work, using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, and schematic diagrams. Order parts, supplies, and equipment from catalogs and suppliers or obtain them from storerooms. Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges. Paint and repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, and other parts of building structures. Operate cutting torches or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts. Align and balance new equipment after installation. Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements, using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments. Set up and operate machine tools to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools. Maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery found in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, and factories. SKILLS—Equipment Maintenance; Installation; Repairing; Troubleshooting; Operation Monitoring; Equipment Selection; Operation and Control; Critical Thinking. GOE—Interest Area: 05. Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers. Work Group: 05.03. Mechanical Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aircraft Body and Bonded Structure Repairers; Aircraft Engine Specialists; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians; Airframe-and-Power-Plant Mechanics; Automotive Body and Related Repairers; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers; Automotive Master Mechanics; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics; Automotive Specialty Technicians; Bicycle Repairers; Bridge and Lock Tenders; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers; Control and Valve Installers and

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Personality Code: RS ) Growth: 20.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 29,000 ) Annual Earnings: $37,060 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training )

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Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts. Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons. Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites. Search burning buildings to locate fire victims. Drive and operate firefighting vehicles and equipment. Dress with equipment such as fire-resistant clothing and breathing apparatus. Move toward the source of a fire, using knowledge of types of fires, construction design, building materials, and physical layout of properties. Position and climb ladders in order to gain access to upper levels of buildings or to rescue individuals from burning structures. Take action to contain hazardous chemicals that might catch fire, leak, or spill. Assess fires and situations and report conditions to superiors in order to receive instructions, using two-way radios. Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents. Operate pumps connected to high-pressure hoses. Select and attach hose nozzles, depending on fire type, and direct streams of water or chemicals onto fires. Create openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance, using axes, chisels, crowbars, electric saws, or core cutters. Inspect fire sites after flames have been extinguished in order to ensure that there is no further danger. Lay hose lines and connect them to water supplies. Protect property from water and smoke, using waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants. Participate in physical training activities in order to maintain a high level of physical fitness. Salvage property by removing broken 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

glass, pumping out water, and ventilating buildings to remove smoke. Participate in fire drills and demonstrations of firefighting techniques. Clean and maintain fire stations and firefighting equipment and apparatus. Collaborate with police to respond to accidents, disasters, and arson investigation calls. Establish firelines to prevent unauthorized persons from entering areas near fires. Inform and educate the public on fire prevention. Inspect buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances, testing and checking smoke alarms, and fire suppression equipment as necessary. SKILLS—Service Orientation; Equipment Maintenance; Social Perceptiveness; Equipment Selection; Coordination; Learning Strategies; Critical Thinking; Complex Problem Solving; Operation Monitoring. GOE—Interest Area: 04. Law, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety. Work Group: 04.04. Public Safety. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agricultural Inspectors; Aviation Inspectors; Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation; Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics; Environmental Compliance Inspectors; Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers; Financial Examiners; Fire Fighters; Fire Inspectors; Fire Inspectors and Investigators; Forest Fire Fighters; Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists; Government Property Inspectors and Investigators; Licensing Examiners and Inspectors; Marine Cargo Inspectors; Nuclear Monitoring Technicians; Occupational Health and Safety Specialists; Occupational Health and Safety Technicians; Protective Service Workers, All Other; Public Transportation Inspectors.

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Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors Personality Code: RE ) Growth: 18.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 )

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Supervise firefighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts. Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations in order to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents. Provide emergency medical services as required and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies. Assess nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply status in order to determine crew or company requirements. Instruct and drill fire department personnel in assigned duties, including firefighting, medical care, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and related subjects. Evaluate the performance of assigned firefighting personnel. Direct the training of firefighters, assigning of instructors to training classes, and providing of supervisors with reports on training progress and status. Prepare activity reports listing fire call locations, actions taken, fire types and probable causes, damage estimates, and situation dispositions. Maintain required maps and records. Attend in-service training classes to remain current in knowledge of codes, laws, ordinances, and regulations. Evaluate fire station procedures in order to ensure efficiency and enforcement of departmental regulations. Direct firefighters in station maintenance duties and participate in these duties. Com150

pile and maintain equipment and personnel records, including accident reports. Direct investigation of cases of suspected arson, hazards, and false alarms and submit reports outlining findings. Recommend personnel actions related to disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves of absence, and grievances. Supervise and participate in the inspection of properties in order to ensure that they are in compliance with applicable fire codes, ordinances, laws, regulations, and standards. Write and submit proposals for repair, modification, or replacement of firefighting equipment. Coordinate the distribution of fire prevention promotional materials. Identify corrective actions needed to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes and ordinances and conduct follow-up inspections to see if corrective actions have been taken. SKILLS—Service Orientation; Management of Personnel Resources; Equipment Maintenance; Coordination; Instructing; Judgment and Decision Making; Management of Material Resources; Social Perceptiveness. GOE—Interest Area: 04. Law, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety. Work Group: 04.01. Managerial Work in Law, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Emergency Management Specialists; First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers; First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers; First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives; First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other; Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician; Fire Services Administration. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Public Safety and Security; Customer and Personal Service; Education and Training; Building and Construction; Medicine and Dentistry; Psychology.

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Personality Code: RI ) Growth: 10.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 45,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,030 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training )

Self-Employed: 3.7% ) Part-Time: 2.6% )

Operate several types of power construction equipment, such as compressors, pumps, hoists, derricks, cranes, shovels, tractors, scrapers, or motor graders, to excavate, move and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard-surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Adjusts handwheels and depresses pedals to drive machines and control attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers, and swing booms. Turns valves to control air and water output of compressors and pumps. Repairs and maintains equipment. SKILLS—Repairing; Operation and Control; Equipment Maintenance; Operation Monitoring; Troubleshooting. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Work-

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ers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation; Mobil Crane Operation/ Operator. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Mechanical Devices; Building and Construction; Sales and Marketing; Physics; Engineering and Technology; Public Safety and Security.

Pipe Fitters Personality Code: R ) Growth: 18.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 56,000 ) Annual Earnings: $40,950 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 10.3% ) Part-Time: 3.4% )

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ing, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems. Cut, thread, and hammer pipe to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, and pipe threaders and benders. Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, fittings, and related equipment according to specifications by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, and threading joints. Attach pipes to walls, structures, and fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools, or welding equipment. Inspect, examine, and test installed systems and pipelines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods. Measure and mark pipes for cutting and threading. Lay out full-scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, and related equipment, following blueprints. Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair according to specifications. Select pipe sizes and types and related materials, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications. Cut and bore holes in structures, such as bulkheads, decks, walls, and mains, prior to pipe installation, using hand and power tools. Modify, clean, and maintain pipe systems, units, fittings, and related machines and equipment, following specifications and using hand and power tools. Install automatic controls used to regulate pipe systems. Turn valves to shut off steam, water, or other gases or liquids from pipe sections, using valve keys or wrenches. Remove and replace worn components. Prepare cost estimates for clients. Inspect work sites for obstructions and to ensure that holes will not cause structural weakness. Operate motorized pumps to remove water from flooded manholes, basements, or facility floors. SKILLS—Installation; Repairing; Management of Personnel Resources; Coordination; Persuasion; Service Orientation; Time Management; Equipment Maintenance; Systems Analysis.

and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter; Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other; Plumbing Technology/Plumber. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Design; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Devices; Economics and Accounting; Transportation.

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Personality Code: R ) Growth: 18.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 56,000 ) Annual Earnings: $40,950 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training )

Self-Employed: 10.3% ) Part-Time: 3.4% )

Align pipeline section in preparation for welding. Signal tractor driver for placement of pipeline sections in proper alignment. Insert steel spacer. Insert spacers between pipe ends. Inspect joints to ensure uniform spacing and proper alignment of pipe surfaces. Correct misalignments of pipe, using a sledgehammer. Guide pipe into trench and signal hoist operator to move pipe until alignment is achieved so that pipes can be welded together. SKILLS—Installation; Equipment Maintenance; Repairing. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter; Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other; Plumbing Technology/Plumber. RELATED K N OW L E D G E / C O U R S E S — Me c h a n i c a l Devices; Building and Construction.

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and locate leaks. Review blueprints and building codes and specifications to determine work details and procedures. Prepare written work cost estimates and negotiate contracts. Study building plans and inspect structures to assess material and equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, and to plan installation around obstructions such as electrical wiring. Keep records of assignments and produce detailed work reports. Perform complex calculations and planning for special or very large jobs. Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, and fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers and levels. Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required angle, using hand and power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, and pipe-bending machines. Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters, and fixtures such as sinks and toilets, using hand and power tools. Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools. Hang steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place. Repair and maintain plumbing, replacing defective washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, and opening clogged drains. Direct workers engaged in pipe cutting and preassembly and installation of plumbing systems and components. Install underground storm, sanitary, and water piping systems and extend piping to connect fixtures and plumbing to these systems. Clear away debris in a renovation. Install oxygen and medical gas in hospitals. Use specialized techniques, equipment, or materials, such as performing computer-assisted welding of small pipes or working with the special piping used in microchip fabrication. SKILLS—Installation; Repairing; Troubleshooting; Management of Financial Resources; Management of Material Resources; Coordination; Equipment Selection; Management of Personnel Resources.

Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter; Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other; Plumbing Technology/Plumber. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Physics; Building and Construction; Mechanical Devices; Chemistry; Sales and Marketing; Design.

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Personality Code: RC Growth: 9.8% ) Annual Job Openings: 20,000 ) Annual Earnings: $46,780 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) )

Self-Employed: 0.9% ) Part-Time: 5.3% )

Inspect pressure vessel equipment for conformance with safety laws and standards regulating their design, fabrication, installation, repair, and operation. Inspects drawings, designs, and specifications for piping, boilers, and other vessels. Performs standard tests to verify condition of equipment and calibration of meters and gauges, using test equipment and hand tools. Inspects gas mains to determine that rate of flow, pressure, location, construction, or installation conform to standards. Evaluates factors such as materials used, safety devices, regulators, construction quality, riveting, welding, pitting, corrosion, cracking, and safety valve operation. Calculates allowable limits of pressure, strength, and stresses. Examines permits and inspection records to determine that inspection schedule and remedial actions conform to procedures and regulations. Keeps records and prepares reports of inspections and investigations for administrative or legal authorities. Investigates accidents to determine causes and to develop methods of preventing recurrences. Confers with engineers, manufacturers, contractors, owners, and operators concerning problems in construction, operation, and repair. Witnesses acceptance and installation tests. Recommends or orders actions to correct violations of legal requirements or to eliminate unsafe conditions. SKILLS—Quality Control Analysis; Operation Monitoring; Mathematics; Science; Operations Analysis; Systems Evaluation; Writing; Troubleshooting; Systems Analysis. 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.08. Engineering Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians; Architectural and Civil Drafters; Architectural Drafters; Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians; Cartographers and Photogrammetrists; Civil Drafters; Civil Engineering Technicians; Construction and Building Inspectors; Drafters, All Other; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians; Electrical and Electronics Drafters; Electrical Drafters; Electrical Engineering Technicians; Electro-Mechanical Technicians; Electronic Drafters; Electronics Engineering Technicians; Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other; Environmental Engineering Technicians; Industrial Engineering Technicians; Mapping Technicians; Mechanical Drafters; Mechanical Engineering Technicians; Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers; Surveying and Mapping Technicians; Surveying Technicians; Surveyors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— No data available. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Physics; Public Safety and Security; Mechanical Devices; Engineering and Technology; Law and Government; Design; Mathematics.

Radiologic Technicians Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 22.9% ) Annual Job Openings: 21,000 ) Annual Earnings: $40,620 ) Education/Training Required: Associate’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.2% ) Part-Time: 17.5% )

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purposes. Use beam-restrictive devices and patientshielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff. Position X-ray equipment and adjust controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance. Position patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician. Determine patients’ X-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physicians. Make exposures necessary for the requested procedures, rejecting and repeating work that does not meet established standards. Process exposed radiographs, using film processors or computer generated methods. Explain procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation. Perform procedures such as linear tomography; mammography; sonograms; joint and cyst aspirations; routine contrast studies; routine fluoroscopy; and examinations of the head, trunk, and extremities under supervision of physician. Prepare and set up X-ray room for patient. Assure that sterile supplies, contrast materials, catheters, and other required equipment are present and in working order, requisitioning materials as necessary. Maintain records of patients examined, examinations performed, views taken, and technical factors used. Provide assistance to physicians or other technologists in the performance of more-complex procedures. Monitor equipment operation and report malfunctioning equipment to supervisor. Provide students and other technologists with suggestions of additional views, alternate positioning, or improved techniques to ensure the images produced are of the highest quality. Coordinate work of other technicians or technologists when procedures require more than one person. Assist with on-the-job training of new employees and students and provide input to supervisors regarding training performance. Maintain a current file of examination protocols. Operate mobile X-ray equipment in operating room, in emergency room, or at patient’s bedside. Provide assistance in radiopharmaceutical administration, monitoring patients’ vital signs and notifying the radiologist of any relevant changes. SKILLS—Service Orientation; Science; Instructing; Negotiation; Social Per156

ceptiveness; Active Listening; Equipment Selection; Speaking; Learning Strategies; Coordination. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.05. Medical Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians; Diagnostic Medical Sonographers; Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists; Medical Equipment Preparers; Nuclear Medicine Technologists; Orthotists and Prosthetists; Radiologic Technologists; Radiologic Technologists and Technicians. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other; Medical Radiologic Technology/Science—Radiation Therapist; Radiologic Technology/Science—Radiographer. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Clerical Studies; Psychology; Medicine and Dentistry; Customer and Personal Service; Physics; English Language.

Radiologic Technologists Personality Code: RI ) Growth: 22.9% ) Annual Job Openings: 21,000 ) Annual Earnings: $40,620 ) Education/Training Required: Associate’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.2% ) Part-Time: 17.5% )

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supplies and equipment, and preparing work schedules. SKILLS—Instructing; Social Perceptiveness; Service Orientation; Reading Comprehension; Active Listening; Operation Monitoring; Speaking; Critical Thinking; Coordination. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.05. Medical Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians; Diagnostic Medical Sonographers; Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists; Medical Equipment Preparers; Nuclear Medicine Technologists; Orthotists and Prosthetists; Radiologic Technicians; Radiologic Technologists and Technicians. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other; Medical Radiologic Technology/Science—Radiation Therapist; Radiologic Technology/Science—Radiographer. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Customer and Personal Service; Psychology; Physics; Biology; Chemistry.

Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons Personality Code: R ) Growth: 16.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 155,000 ) Annual Earnings: $36,910 ) Education/Training Required: Short-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 6.1% ) Part-Time: 2.1% )

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tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance. Review and evaluate developed X rays, videotape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes. Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff. Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan. Operate or oversee operation of radiologic and magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes. Position and immobilize patient on examining table. Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance according to specification of examination. Key commands and data into computer to document and specify scan sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers, or photograph certain images. Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality. Monitor patients’ conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician. Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready. Prepare and administer oral or injected contrast media to patients. Take thorough and accurate patient medical histories. Remove and process film. Record, process, and maintain patient data and treatment records and prepare reports. Coordinate work with clerical personnel and other technologists. Demonstrate new equipment, procedures, and techniques to staff and provide technical assistance. Provide assistance with such tasks as dressing and changing to seriously ill, injured, or disabled patients. Move ultrasound scanner over patient’s body and watch pattern produced on video screen. Measure thickness of section to be radiographed, using instruments similar to measuring tapes. Operate fluoroscope to aid physician to view and guide wire or catheter through blood vessels to area of interest. Assign duties to radiologic staff to maintain patient flows and achieve production goals. Collaborate with other medical team members, such as physicians and nurses, to conduct angiography or special vascular procedures. Perform administrative duties such as developing departmental operating budget, coordinating purchases of

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Build or repair furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits, ovens, etc., using refractory materials. Bolt sections of wooden molds together, using wrenches, and line molds with paper to prevent clay from sticking to molds. Chip slag from linings of ladles or remove linings when beyond repair, using hammers and chisels. Disassemble molds and cut, chip, and smooth clay structures such as floaters, drawbars, and L-blocks. Drill holes in furnace walls, bolt overlapping layers of plastic to walls, and hammer surfaces to compress layers into solid sheets. Dry and bake new linings by placing inverted linings over burners, by building fires in ladles, or by using blowtorches. Dump and tamp clay in molds, using tamping tools. Fasten stopper heads to rods with metal pins to assemble refractory stoppers used to plug pouring nozzles of steel ladles. Install clay structures in melting tanks and drawing kilns to control the flow and temperature of molten glass, using hoists and hand tools. Measure furnace walls to determine dimensions; then cut required number of sheets from plastic block, using saws. Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, mortar powder, and water to form refractory clay or mortar, using shovels or mixing machines. Reline or repair ladles and pouring spouts with refractory clay, using trowels. Remove worn or damaged plastic block refractory linings of furnaces, using hand tools. Spread mortar on stopper heads and rods, using trowels, and slide brick sleeves over rods to form refractory jackets. Tighten locknuts holding refractory stopper assemblies together, spread mortar on jackets to seal sleeve joints, and dry mortar in ovens. Climb scaffolding, carrying hoses, and spray surfaces of cupolas with refractory mixtures, using spray equipment. Install preformed metal scaffolding in interiors of cupolas, using hand tools. Transfer clay structures to curing ovens, melting tanks, and drawing kilns, using forklifts. SKILLS—Repairing; Installation; Operation and Control; Equipment Maintenance; Troubleshooting; Science; Equipment Selection; Operation Monitoring.

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Personality Code: RC Growth: 31.8% ) Annual Job Openings: 35,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,160 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) )

Self-Employed: 15.4% ) Part-Time: 3.1% )

Install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems. Braze or solder parts to repair defective joints and leaks. Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments. Test lines, components, and connections for leaks. Dismantle malfunctioning systems and test components, using electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic testing equipment. Adjust or replace worn or defective mechanisms and parts and reassemble repaired systems. Read blueprints to determine location, size, capacity, and type of components needed to build refrigeration system. Supervise and instruct assistants. Install wiring to connect components to an electric power source. Perform mechanical overhauls and refrigerant reclaiming. Cut, bend, thread, and connect pipe to functional components and water, power, or refrigeration system. Adjust valves according to specifications and charge system with proper type of refrigerant by pumping the specified gas or fluid into the system. Estimate, order, pick up, deliver, and install materials and supplies needed to maintain equipment in good working condition. Install expansion and control valves, using acetylene torches and wrenches. Mount compressor, condenser, and other components in specified locations on frames, using hand tools and acetylene welding equipment. Keep records of repairs and replacements made and causes of malfunctions. Lay out reference points for installation of structural and functional components, using measuring instru50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

ments. Schedule work with customers and initiate work orders, house requisitions, and orders from stock. Fabricate and assemble structural and functional components of refrigeration system, using hand tools, power tools, and welding equipment. Lift and align components into position, using hoist or block and tackle. Drill holes and install mounting brackets and hangers into floor and walls of building. Insulate shells and cabinets of systems. SKILLS—Installation; Repairing; Equipment Maintenance; Operation Monitoring; Troubleshooting; Systems Evaluation; Science; Systems Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 05. Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers. Work Group: 05.03. Mechanical Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aircraft Body and Bonded Structure Repairers; Aircraft Engine Specialists; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians; Airframe-and-Power-Plant Mechanics; Automotive Body and Related Repairers; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers; Automotive Master Mechanics; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics; Automotive Specialty Technicians; Bicycle Repairers; Bridge and Lock Tenders; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers; Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door; Farm Equipment Mechanics; Gas Appliance Repairers; Hand and Portable Power Tool Repairers; Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers; Helpers—Electricians; Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers; Industrial Machinery Mechanics; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other; Keyboard Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Locksmiths and Safe Repairers; Maintenance and Repair Workers, General; Maintenance Workers, Machinery; Mechanical Door Repairers; Medical Appliance Technicians; Medical Equipment Repairers; Meter Mechanics; Millwrights; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines; Motorboat Mechanics; Motorcycle

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Mechanics; Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians; Optical Instrument Assemblers; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics; Painters, Transportation Equipment; Percussion Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other; Rail Car Repairers; Railroad Inspectors; Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians; Reed or Wind Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Stringed Instrument Repairers and Tuners; Tire Repairers and Changers; Valve and Regulator Repairers; Watch Repairers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (ACH/ACR/ACHR/ HRAC/HVAC/AC Technology); Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR); Solar Energy Technology/Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES— Building and Construction; Mechanical Devices; Engineering and Technology; Customer and Personal Service; Physics; Design.

Roofers Personality Code: R ) Growth: 18.6% ) Annual Job Openings: 38,000 ) Annual Earnings: $30,020 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 31.9% ) Part-Time: 10.0% )

Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, and related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures. Fastens composition shingles or sheets to roof with asphalt, cement, or nails. Cuts roofing 160

paper to size and nails or staples paper to roof in overlapping strips to form base for roofing materials. Cleans and maintains equipment. Removes snow, water, or debris from roofs prior to applying roofing materials. Insulates, soundproofs, and seals buildings with foam, using spray gun, air compressor, and heater. Punches holes in slate, tile, terra cotta, or wooden shingles, using punch and hammer. Applies gravel or pebbles over top layer, using rake or stiffbristled broom. Applies alternate layers of hot asphalt or tar and roofing paper until roof covering is completed as specified. Overlaps successive layers of roofing material, determining distance of overlap, using chalkline, gauge on shingling hatchet, or lines on shingles. Cuts strips of flashing and fits them into angles formed by walls, vents, and intersecting roof surfaces. Mops or pours hot asphalt or tar onto roof base when applying asphalt or tar and gravel to roof. Aligns roofing material with edge of roof. SKILLS—Repairing; Installation; Coordination; Equipment Selection; Operation and Control. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plas50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Roofer. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Mechanical Devices.

Rough Carpenters Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 10.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 193,000 ) Annual Earnings: $34,250 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 29.7% ) Part-Time: 5.3% )

Build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports; billboard signs; and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions. Study blueprints and diagrams to determine dimensions of structure or form to be constructed. Measure materials or distances, using square, measuring tape, or rule to lay out work. Cut or saw boards, timbers, or plywood to required size, using handsaw, power saw, or woodworking machine. Assemble and fasten material together to construct wood or metal framework of structure, using bolts, nails, or screws. Anchor and brace forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers. Mark cutting lines on materials, using pencil and scriber. Erect forms, framework, scaffolds, hoists, roof supports, or chutes, using hand tools, plumb rule, and level. Install rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair. Examine structural timbers and supports to detect decay and replace timbers as required, using hand tools, nuts, and bolts. Bore boltholes in timber, masonry, or concrete walls, using power drill. Fabricate parts, using woodworking and metalworking machines. SKILLS—Repairing; Installation; Management of Personnel Resources; Equipment Selection; Coordination; Mathematics; Technology Design; Equipment Maintenance. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental

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terers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters.

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Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Carpentry/Carpenter. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Design; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Devices; Production and Processing; Public Safety and Security.

Sheet Metal Workers Personality Code: R ) Growth: 19.8% ) Annual Job Openings: 30,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,000 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 3.1% ) Part-Time: 2.7% )

Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms, using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Drill and punch holes in metal for screws, bolts, and rivets. Fasten seams and joints together with welds, bolts, cement, rivets, solder, caulks, metal drive clips, and bonds in order to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items. Finish parts, using hacksaws and hand, rotary, or squaring shears. Inspect individual parts, assemblies, and installations for conformance to specifications and building

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codes, using measuring instruments such as calipers, scales, and micrometers. Install assemblies, such as flashing, pipes, tubes, heating and air conditioning ducts, furnace casings, rain gutters, and downspouts, in supportive frameworks. Lay out, measure, and mark dimensions and reference lines on material, such as roofing panels, according to drawings or templates, using calculators, scribes, dividers, squares, and rulers. Select gauges and types of sheet metal or non-metallic material according to product specifications. Shape metal material over anvils, blocks, or other forms, using hand tools. Trim, file, grind, deburr, buff, and smooth surfaces, seams, and joints of assembled parts, using hand tools and portable power tools. Convert blueprints into shop drawings to be followed in the construction and assembly of sheet metal products. Develop and lay out patterns that use materials most efficiently, using computerized metalworking equipment to experiment with different layouts. Determine project requirements, including scope, assembly sequences, and required methods and materials, according to blueprints, drawings, and written or verbal instructions. Fabricate or alter parts at construction sites, using shears, hammers, punches, and drills. Fasten roof panel edges and machine-made molding to structures, nailing or welding pieces into place. Maintain equipment, making repairs and modifications when necessary. Maneuver completed units into position for installation and anchor the units. Secure metal roof panels in place; then interlock and fasten grooved panel edges. Transport prefabricated parts to construction sites for assembly and installation. SKILLS—Installation; Technology Design; Repairing; Equipment Selection; Quality Control Analysis; Operation and Control; Operations Analysis; Mathematics. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Con50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


struction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Ship Carpenters and Joiners; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Production and Processing; Building and Construction; Design; Mechanical Devices; Computers and Electronics; Engineering and Technology.

Ship Carpenters and Joiners Personality Code: R Growth: 10.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 193,000 ) Annual Earnings: $34,250 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) )

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Self-Employed: 29.7% ) Part-Time: 5.3% )

Fabricate, assemble, install, or repair wooden furnishings in ships or boats. Reads blueprints to determine dimensions of furnishings in ships or boats. Shapes and laminates wood to form parts of ship, using steam chambers, clamps, glue, and jigs. Repairs structural woodwork and replaces defective parts and equipment, using hand tools and power tools. Shapes irregular parts and trims excess material from bulkhead and furnishings to ensure fit meets specifications. Constructs floors, doors, and partitions, using woodworking machines, hand tools, and power tools. Cuts wood or glass to specified dimensions, using hand tools and power tools. Assembles and installs hardware, gaskets, floors, furnishings, or insulation, using adhesive, hand tools, and power tools. Transfers dimensions or measurements of wood parts or bulkhead on plywood, using measuring instruments and marking devices. Greases gears and other moving parts of machines on ship. SKILLS—Installation; Repairing; Equipment Maintenance; Operations Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 06. Construction, Mining, and Drilling. Work Group: 06.02. Construction. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Boilermakers; Brattice Builders; Brickmasons and Blockmasons; Carpenters; Carpet Installers; Ceiling Tile Installers; Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers; Commercial Divers; Construction and Related Workers, All Other; Construction Carpenters; Drywall and Ceiling Tile

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Installers; Drywall Installers; Electricians; Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters; Fence Erectors; Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles; Floor Sanders and Finishers; Glaziers; Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators; Hazardous Materials Removal Workers; Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall; Insulation Workers, Mechanical; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers; Operating Engineers; Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators; Painters, Construction and Maintenance; Paperhangers; Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators; Pile-Driver Operators; Pipe Fitters; Pipelayers; Pipelaying Fitters; Plasterers and Stucco Masons; Plumbers; Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters; Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons; Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers; Riggers; Roofers; Rough Carpenters; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers; Segmental Pavers; Sheet Metal Workers; Stone Cutters and Carvers; Stonemasons; Structural Iron and Steel Workers; Tapers; Terrazzo Workers and Finishers; Tile and Marble Setters. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Carpentry/Carpenter. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Design; Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Devices.

Solderers Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 17.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 71,000 ) Annual Earnings: $29,640 ) Education/Training Required: Short-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 5.6% ) Part-Time: 2.1% )

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Solder together components to assemble fabricated metal products, using soldering iron. Melts and applies solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering iron, gas torch, or electric-ultrasonic equipment. Grinds, cuts, buffs, or bends edges of workpieces to be joined to ensure snug fit, using power grinder and hand tools. Removes workpieces from molten solder and holds parts together until color indicates that solder has set. Cleans workpieces, using chemical solution, file, wire brush, or grinder. Cleans tip of soldering iron, using chemical solution or cleaning compound. Melts and separates soldered joints to repair misaligned or damaged assemblies, using soldering equipment. Applies flux to workpiece surfaces in preparation for soldering. Heats soldering iron or workpiece to specified temperature for soldering, using gas flame or electric current. Dips workpieces into molten solder or places solder strip between seams and heats seam with iron to band items together. Aligns and clamps workpieces together, using rule, square, or hand tools, or positions items in fixtures, jigs, or vise. Melts and applies solder to fill holes, indentations, and seams of fabricated metal products, using soldering equipment. SKILLS—Operation and Control; Equipment Maintenance; Equipment Selection; Installation; Operation Monitoring; Science; Repairing. GOE—Interest Area: 08. Industrial Production. Work Group: 08.03. Production Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other; Bakers, Manufacturing; Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders; Brazers; Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators; Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Tenders; Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders; Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders; Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers; Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic;

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Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders; Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Cutters and Trimmers, Hand; Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders; Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Design Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Electrotypers and Stereotypers; Embossing Machine Set-Up Operators; Engraver Set-Up Operators; Extruding and Forming Machine Operators and Tenders, Synthetic or Glass Fibers; Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers; Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders; Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers; Fiber Product Cutting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators; Film Laboratory Technicians; Fitters, Structural Metal—Precision; Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders; Food Batchmakers; Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders; Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders; Glass Cutting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products; Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand; Hand Compositors and Typesetters; Heaters, Metal and Plastic; Helpers—Production Workers; Job Printers; Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operators; Marking and Identification Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers; Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products; Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders; Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Mold Makers, Hand; Molding and Casting Workers; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders,

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Metal and Plastic; Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators; Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders; Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers; Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operators and Tenders; Photographic Hand Developers; Photographic Process Workers; Photographic Processing Machine Operators; Photographic Reproduction Technicians; Photographic Retouchers and Restorers; Plate Finishers; Platemakers; Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Pourers and Casters, Metal; Precision Printing Workers; Prepress Technicians and Workers; Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders—Textile, Garment, and Related Materials; Printing Machine Operators; Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders; Production Helpers; Production Laborers; Production Workers, All Other; Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders; Sawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood; Scanner Operators; Semiconductor Processors; Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Sewers, Hand; Sewing Machine Operators; Sewing Machine Operators, Garment; Sewing Machine Operators, Non-Garment; Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders; Slaughterers and Meat Packers; Soldering and Brazing Machine Operators and Tenders; Stone Sawyers; Strippers; Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters; Team Assemblers; Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders; Tire Builders; Welder-Fitters; Welders and Cutters; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers; Welders, Production; Welding Machine Operators and Tenders; Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Welding Technology/Welder. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Mechanical Devices; Production and Processing.

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Surgical Technologists Personality Code: RS ) Growth: 27.9% ) Annual Job Openings: 13,000 ) Annual Earnings: $32,130 ) Education/Training Required: Postsecondary vocational training )

Self-Employed: 0% ) Part-Time: 23.0% )

Assist in operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room; prepare and transport patients for surgery; adjust lights and equipment; pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeons’ assistants; hold retractors; cut sutures; and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments. Count sponges, needles, and instruments before and after operation. Hand instruments and supplies to surgeons and surgeons’ assistants, hold retractors and cut sutures, and perform other tasks as directed by surgeon during operation. Scrub arms and hands and assist the surgical team in scrubbing and putting on gloves, masks, and surgical clothing. Position patients on the operating table and cover them with sterile surgical drapes to prevent exposure. Provide technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses, and anesthesiologists. Wash and sterilize equipment, using germicides and sterilizers. Prepare, care for, and dispose of tissue specimens taken for laboratory analysis. Clean and restock the operating room, placing equipment and supplies and arranging instruments according to instruction. Prepare dressings or bandages and apply or assist with their application following surgery. Operate, assemble, adjust, or monitor sterilizers, lights, suction machines, and diagnostic equipment to ensure proper operation. Monitor and continually assess operating room conditions, including patient and surgical team needs. Observe patients’ vital signs to assess physical condi-

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tion. Maintain supply of fluids, such as plasma, saline, blood, and glucose, for use during operations. Maintain files and records of surgical procedures. SKILLS—Instructing; Troubleshooting; Learning Strategies; Equipment Selection; Active Learning; Social Perceptiveness; Reading Comprehension; Coordination. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anesthesiologists; Family and General Practitioners; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Internists, General; Medical Assistants; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pediatricians, General; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physician Assistants; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Psychiatrists; Registered Nurses; Surgeons. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Pathology/Pathologist Assistant; Surgical Technology/Technologist. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Customer and Personal Service; Psychology; Chemistry; Philosophy and Theology; Education and Training.

Technical Directors/Managers Personality Code: RA ) Growth: 18.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 10,000 ) Annual Earnings: $48,200 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 32.8% ) Part-Time: 9.1% )

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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.01. Managerial Work in Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes; Art Directors; 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Athletes and Sports Competitors; Coaches and Scouts; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors; Producers; Producers and Directors; Program Directors; Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Cinematography and Film/Video Production; Directing and Theatrical Production; Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General; Dramatic/ Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other; Film/Cinema Studies; Radio and Television; Theatre/Theatre Arts Management. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Communications and Media; Computers and Electronics; Telecommunications; Philosophy and Theology; Sales and Marketing; Customer and Personal Service.

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nance, to produce radio or television programs. Direct technical aspects of newscasts and other productions, checking and switching between video sources and taking responsibility for the on-air product, including camera shots and graphics. Test equipment in order to ensure proper operation. Monitor broadcasts in order to ensure that programs conform to station or network policies and regulations. Observe pictures through monitors and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition. Act as liaison between engineering and production departments. Supervise and assign duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of radio and television programs. Schedule use of studio and editing facilities for producers and engineering and maintenance staff. Confer with operations directors in order to formulate and maintain fair and attainable technical policies for programs. Operate equipment to produce programs or broadcast live programs from remote locations. Train workers in use of equipment such as switchers, cameras, monitors, microphones, and lights. Switch between video sources in a studio or on multi-camera remotes, using equipment such as switchers, video slide projectors, and video effects generators. Set up and execute video transitions and special effects such as fades, dissolves, cuts, keys, and supers, using computers to manipulate pictures as necessary. Collaborate with promotions directors to produce on-air station promotions. Discuss filter options, lens choices, and the visual effects of objects being filmed with photography directors and video operators. Follow instructions from production managers and directors during productions, such as commands for camera cuts, effects, graphics, and takes. SKILLS—Time Management; Monitoring; Operation Monitoring; Operation and Control; Coordination; Management of Personnel Resources; Instructing; Troubleshooting.

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers Personality Code: R ) Growth: 18.8% ) Annual Job Openings: 13,000 ) Annual Earnings: $39,540 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 3.7% ) Part-Time: 1.4% )

String and repair telephone and television cable, including fiber optics and other equipment for transmitting messages or television programming. Clean and maintain tools and test equipment. Compute impedance of wires from poles to houses in order to determine additional resistance needed for reducing signals to desired levels. Dig holes for

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power poles, using power augers or shovels; set poles in place with cranes; and hoist poles upright, using winches. Dig trenches for underground wires and cables. Explain cable service to subscribers after installation and collect any installation fees that are due. Fill and tamp holes, using cement, earth, and tamping devices. Participate in the construction and removal of telecommunication towers and associated support structures. Access specific areas to string lines and install terminal boxes, auxiliary equipment, and appliances, using bucket trucks or by climbing poles and ladders or entering tunnels, trenches, or crawl spaces. Inspect and test lines and cables, recording and analyzing test results to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults and malfunctions. Install equipment such as amplifiers and repeaters in order to maintain the strength of communications transmissions. Lay underground cable directly in trenches or string it through conduits running through trenches. Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment. Place insulation over conductors and seal splices with moisture-proof covering. Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks; then pull lines through ducts by hand or with winches. Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, and adjusting equipment. Splice cables, using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment. String cables between structures and lines from poles, towers, or trenches and pull lines to proper tension. Travel to customers’ premises to install, maintain, and repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment and accessories. Use a variety of construction equipment to complete installations, including digger derricks, trenchers, and cable plows. SKILLS—Installation; Repairing; Troubleshooting; Equipment Maintenance; Operation Monitoring; Systems Evaluation; Mathematics; Operation and Control.

nication Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers; Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers; Data Processing Equipment Repairers; Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers; Electric Meter Installers and Repairers; Electric Motor and Switch Assemblers and Repairers; Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers; Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay; Electrical Parts Reconditioners; Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers; Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles; Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers; Elevator Installers and Repairers; Frame Wirers, Central Office; Home Appliance Installers; Home Appliance Repairers; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other; Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers; Radio Mechanics; Signal and Track Switch Repairers; Station Installers and Repairers, Telephone; Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers; Telecommunications Facility Examiners; Transformer Repairers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Telecommunications; Computers and Electronics; Mechanical Devices; Physics; Sales and Marketing; Engineering and Technology.

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Personality Code: RC Growth: 19.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 299,000 ) Annual Earnings: $33,310 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) )

GOE—Interest Area: 07. Transportation. Work Group: 07.05. Truck Driving. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Truck Drivers, Heavy; Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer; Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES —Transportation; Geography; Mechanical Devices; Law and Government; Public Safety and Security; Telecommunications.

Self-Employed: 13.1% ) Part-Time: 7.7% )

Drive tractor-trailer truck to transport products, livestock, or materials to specified destinations. Drives tractor-trailer combination, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations, to transport and deliver products, livestock, or materials, usually over long distance. Maneuvers truck into loading or unloading position, following signals from loading crew as needed. Drives truck to weigh station before and after loading and along route to document weight and conform to state regulations. Maintains driver log according to I.C.C. regulations. Inspects truck before and after trips and submits report indicating truck condition. Reads bill of lading to determine assignment. Fastens chain or binders to secure load on trailer during transit. Loads or unloads or assists in loading and unloading truck. Works as member of two-person team driving tractor with sleeper bunk behind cab. Services truck with oil, fuel, and radiator fluid to maintain tractor-trailer. Obtains customer’s signature or collects payment for services. Inventories and inspects goods to be moved. Wraps goods, using pads, packing paper, and containers, and secures load to trailer wall, using straps. Gives directions to helper in packing and moving goods to trailer. SKILLS—Operation and Control; Equipment Maintenance; Repairing; Troubleshooting; Management of Material Resources; Operation Monitoring.

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Personality Code: R ) Growth: 19.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 299,000 ) Annual Earnings: $33,310 ) Education/Training Required: Short-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 13.1% ) Part-Time: 7.7% )

Drive truck with capacity of more than three tons to transport materials to specified destinations. Drives truck with capacity of more than three tons to transport and deliver cargo, materials, or damaged vehicle. Maintains radio or telephone contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or be dispatched to new location. Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations. Keeps record of materials and products transported. Position blocks and ties rope around items to secure cargo for transport. Cleans, inspects, and services vehicle. Operates equipment on vehicle to load, unload, or disperse cargo or materials. Obtains customer signature or collects payment for goods delivered and delivery charges. Assists in loading and unloading truck manually. SKILLS—Equipment Maintenance; Repairing; Operation Monitoring; 169


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Operation and Control; Management of Financial Resources. GOE—Interest Area: 07. Transportation. Work Group: 07.05. Truck Driving. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers; Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer; Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES —Transportation; Geography; Telecommunications; Mechanical Devices; Public Safety and Security; Law and Government.

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Lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms, such as machinery frames, bridge parts, and pressure vessels, using knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements. Includes experimental welders who analyze engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable. Lays out, positions, and secures parts and assemblies according to specifications, using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and ruler. Tack-welds or welds components and assemblies, using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment. Cuts workpiece, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knife. Melts

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lead bar, wire, or scrap to add lead to joint or to extrude melted scrap into reusable form. Installs or repairs equipment, such as lead pipes, valves, floors, and tank linings. Observes tests on welded surfaces, such as hydrostatic, X-ray, and dimension tolerance, to evaluate weld quality and conformance to specifications. Inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometer, caliper, and precision measuring instruments. Removes rough spots from workpiece, using portable grinder, hand file, or scraper. Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions. Heats, forms, and dresses metal parts, using hand tools, torch, or arc welding equipment. Ignites torch and adjusts valves, amperage, or voltage to obtain desired flame or arc. Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations. Develops templates and other work aids to hold and align parts. Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques. SKILLS—Repairing; Installation; Equipment Maintenance; Equipment Selection; Quality Control Analysis; Mathematics; Operation Monitoring; Science. GOE—Interest Area: 08. Industrial Production. Work Group: 08.03. Production Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other; Bakers, Manufacturing; Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders; Brazers; Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators; Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Tenders; Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders; Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders; Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers; Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic; Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders; Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Cutters and Trimmers, Hand; Cutting and Slicing Machine

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Operators and Tenders; Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Design Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Electrotypers and Stereotypers; Embossing Machine Set-Up Operators; Engraver Set-Up Operators; Extruding and Forming Machine Operators and Tenders, Synthetic or Glass Fibers; Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers; Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders; Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers; Fiber Product Cutting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators; Film Laboratory Technicians; Fitters, Structural Metal—Precision; Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders; Food Batchmakers; Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders; Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders; Glass Cutting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products; Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand; Hand Compositors and Typesetters; Heaters, Metal and Plastic; Helpers—Production Workers; Job Printers; Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operators; Marking and Identification Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers; Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products; Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders; Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Mold Makers, Hand; Molding and Casting Workers; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators; Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders; Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers; Photoengraving and Lith-

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ographing Machine Operators and Tenders; Photographic Hand Developers; Photographic Process Workers; Photographic Processing Machine Operators; Photographic Reproduction Technicians; Photographic Retouchers and Restorers; Plate Finishers; Platemakers; Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Pourers and Casters, Metal; Precision Printing Workers; Prepress Technicians and Workers; Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders—Textile, Garment, and Related Materials; Printing Machine Operators; Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders; Production Helpers; Production Laborers; Production Workers, All Other; Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders; Sawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood; Scanner Operators; Semiconductor Processors; Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Sewers, Hand; Sewing Machine Operators; Sewing Machine Operators, Garment; Sewing Machine Operators, Non-Garment; Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders; Slaughterers and Meat Packers; Solderers; Soldering and Brazing Machine Operators and Tenders; Stone Sawyers; Strippers; Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters; Team Assemblers; Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders; Tire Builders; Welders and Cutters; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers; Welders, Production; Welding Machine Operators and Tenders; Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Welding Technology/Welder. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Design; Building and Construction; Mechanical Devices; Production and Processing; Engineering and Technology; Physics.

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Welders and Cutters Personality Code: RC ) Growth: 17.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 71,000 ) Annual Earnings: $29,640 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training )

Self-Employed: 5.6% ) Part-Time: 2.1% )

Use hand welding and flame-cutting equipment to weld together metal components and parts or to cut, trim, or scarf metal objects to dimensions as specified by layouts, work orders, or blueprints. Connects and turns regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure to obtain desired flame. Selects and installs torch, torch tip, filler rod, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or type and thickness of metal. Guides electrodes or torch along weld line at specified speed and angle to weld, melt, cut, or trim metal. Welds metal parts or components together, using brazing, gas, or arc welding equipment. Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes, and increases size of metal parts, using welding equipment. Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead position. Cleans or degreases parts, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath. Inspects finished workpiece for conformance to specifications. Chips or grinds off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scraper or power chipper, portable grinder, or arc-cutting equipment. Positions workpieces and clamps together or assembles in jigs or fixtures. Preheats workpiece, using hand torch or heating furnace. Ignites torch or starts power supply and strikes arc. Reviews layouts, blueprints, diagrams, or work orders in preparation for welding or cutting metal components. Selects and inserts electrode or gas nozzle into holder and connects hoses and cables to obtain gas or specified amperage, voltage, or polarity. SKILLS—Operation Monitoring; Repairing; Equipment Maintenance;

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Operation and Control; Installation; Quality Control Analysis; Mathematics; Equipment Selection. GOE—Interest Area: 08. Industrial Production. Work Group: 08.03. Production Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other; Bakers, Manufacturing; Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders; Brazers; Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators; Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Tenders; Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders; Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders; Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers; Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic; Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders; Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Cutters and Trimmers, Hand; Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders; Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Design Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Electrotypers and Stereotypers; Embossing Machine Set-Up Operators; Engraver Set-Up Operators; Extruding and Forming Machine Operators and Tenders, Synthetic or Glass Fibers; Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers; Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders; Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers; Fiber Product Cutting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators; Film Laboratory Technicians; Fitters, Structural Metal—Precision; Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders; Food Batchmakers; Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders; Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders; Glass Cutting Machine Setters and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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Operators and Tenders; Stone Sawyers; Strippers; Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters; Team Assemblers; Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders; Tire Builders; Welder-Fitters; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers; Welders, Production; Welding Machine Operators and Tenders; Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Welding Technology/Welder. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Mechanical Devices; Design; Production and Processing; Physics; Chemistry.

Welders, Production Personality Code: R ) Growth: 17.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 71,000 ) Annual Earnings: $29,640 ) Education/Training Required: Short-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 5.6% ) Part-Time: 2.1% )

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Set-Up Operators; Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products; Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand; Hand Compositors and Typesetters; Heaters, Metal and Plastic; Helpers—Production Workers; Job Printers; Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operators; Marking and Identification Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers; Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products; Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders; Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Mold Makers, Hand; Molding and Casting Workers; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators; Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders; Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers; Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operators and Tenders; Photographic Hand Developers; Photographic Process Workers; Photographic Processing Machine Operators; Photographic Reproduction Technicians; Photographic Retouchers and Restorers; Plate Finishers; Platemakers; Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Pourers and Casters, Metal; Precision Printing Workers; Prepress Technicians and Workers; Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders—Textile, Garment, and Related Materials; Printing Machine Operators; Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders; Production Helpers; Production Laborers; Production Workers, All Other; Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders; Sawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood; Scanner Operators; Semiconductor Processors; Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Sewers, Hand; Sewing Machine Operators; Sewing Machine Operators, Garment; Sewing Machine Operators, Non-Garment; Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders; Slaughterers and Meat Packers; Solderers; Soldering and Brazing Machine

Assemble and weld metal parts on production line, using welding equipment requiring only a limited knowledge of welding techniques. Welds or tack welds metal parts together, using spot welding gun or hand, electric, or gas welding equipment. Connects hoses from torch to tanks of oxygen and fuel gas and turns valves to release mixture. Ignites torch and regulates flow of gas and air to obtain desired temperature, size, and color of flame. Preheats workpieces preparatory to welding or bending, using torch. Fills cavities or corrects malformation in lead parts and hammers out bulges and bends in metal workpieces. Examines workpiece for defects and measures workpiece with straightedge or template to ensure conformance with specifications. Climbs ladders or works on scaffolds to disassemble struc173


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tures. Signals crane operator to move large workpieces. Dismantles metal assemblies or cuts scrap metal, using thermal-cutting equipment such as flame-cutting torch or plasma-arc equipment. Positions and secures workpiece, using hoist, crane, wire and banding machine, or hand tools. Selects, positions, and secures torch, cutting tips, or welding rod according to type, thickness, area, and desired temperature of metal. Guides and directs flame or electrodes on or across workpiece to straighten, bend, melt, or build up metal. Fuses parts together, seals tension points, and adds metal to build up parts. SKILLS—Operation Monitoring; Equipment Maintenance; Operation and Control; Troubleshooting; Repairing; Installation; Quality Control Analysis; Equipment Selection. GOE—Interest Area: 08. Industrial Production. Work Group: 08.03. Production Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other; Bakers, Manufacturing; Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders; Brazers; Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators; Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Tenders; Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders; Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders; Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers; Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic; Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders; Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Cutters and Trimmers, Hand; Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders; Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Design Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Electrotypers and Stereotypers; Embossing Machine Set-Up Operators; Engraver Set-Up Operators; Extruding and 174

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Operators and Tenders; Stone Sawyers; Strippers; Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters; Team Assemblers; Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders; Tire Builders; Welder-Fitters; Welders and Cutters; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers; Welding Machine Operators and Tenders; Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Welding Technology/Welder. RELATED K N OW L E D G E / C O U R S E S — Me c h a n i c a l Devices; Production and Processing; Building and Construction; Physics.

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Investigative Jobs Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Personality Code: IS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $65,470 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as crop production, plant genetics, and soil chemistry. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials 176

such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Supervise laboratory sessions and field work and coordinate laboratory operations. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. SKILLS—Science; Instructing; Learning Strategies; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Writing; Critical Thinking; Mathematics. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations; Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, Other; Agricultural and Food Products Processing; Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding; Agricultural Animal Breeding; Agricultural Business and Management, General; Agricultural Business and Man50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

agement, Other; Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Mechanization, General; Agricultural Mechanization, Other; Agricultural Power Machinery Operation; Agricultural Production Operations, General; Agricultural Production Operations, Other; Agricultural Teacher Education; Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other; Agriculture, General; Agronomy and Crop Science; Animal Health; Animal Nutrition; Animal Sciences, General; Animal Sciences, Other; Animal Training; Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production; Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other; Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, General; Aquaculture; Crop Production; Dairy Science; Equestrian/Equine Studies; Farm/Farm and Ranch Management; Food Science; Greenhouse Operations and Management; Horticultural Science; International Agriculture; Landscaping and Groundskeeping; Livestock Management; Ornamental Horticulture; Plant Nursery Operations and Management; Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management; Plant Sciences, General; Plant Sciences, Other; Poultry Science; Range Science and Management; Soil Science and Agronomy, General; Turf and Turfgrass Management. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Biology; Education and Training; Medicine and Dentistry; Chemistry; Therapy and Counseling; Psychology.

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Anesthesiologists Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 19.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 38,000 ) Annual Earnings: more than $145,600 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 16.9% ) Part-Time: 8.1% )

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Administer anesthetics during surgery or other medical procedures. Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods. Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain. Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation. Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery. Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures. Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications. Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure. Conduct medical research to aid in controlling and curing disease, to investigate new medications, and to develop and test new medical techniques. Coordinate and direct work of nurses, medical technicians, and other health care providers. Diagnose illnesses, using examinations, tests, and reports. Inform students and staff of types and methods of anesthesia administration, signs of complications, and emergency methods to counteract reactions. Manage anesthesiological services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures. Order laboratory tests, X rays, and other diagnostic procedures. Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility. Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery. Provide medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery. Instruct individuals and groups on ways to preserve health and prevent disease. Schedule and maintain use of surgical suite, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms, and anesthetic and sterilizing equipment. SKILLS —Operation Monitoring; Judgment and Decision Making; Reading Comprehension; Instructing; Critical Thinking; Coordination; Systems Evaluation; Active Learning; Monitoring. 178

GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Family and General Practitioners; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Internists, General; Medical Assistants; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pediatricians, General; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physician Assistants; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Psychiatrists; Registered Nurses; Surgeons; Surgical Technologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Anesthesiology; Critical Care Anesthesiology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Chemistry; English Language; Mathematics; Physics.

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Research or study chemical composition and processes of living organisms that affect vital processes such as growth and aging to determine chemical actions and effects on organisms, such as the action of foods, drugs, or other substances on body functions and tissues. Studies chemistry of living processes, such as cell development, breathing, and digestion, and living energy changes, such as growth, aging, and death. Researches methods of transferring characteristics, such as resistance to disease, from one organism to another. Examines chemical aspects of formation of antibodies and researches chemistry of cells and blood corpuscles. Develops and executes tests to detect disease, genet50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.03. Life Sciences. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agricultural and Food Science Technicians; Agricultural Technicians; Animal Scientists; Biochemists and Biophysicists; Biological Scientists, All Other; Biologists; Biophysicists; Conservation Scientists; Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health; Epidemiologists; Food Science Technicians; Food Scientists and Technologists; Foresters; Life Scientists, All Other; Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists; Microbiologists; Plant Scientists; Range Managers; Soil and Plant Scientists; Soil Conservationists; Soil Scientists; Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Biochemistry; Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology; Biophysics; Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other; Molecular Biochemistry; Molecular Biophysics; Soil Chemistry and Physics; Soil Microbiology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics; Building and Construction; Engineering and Technology; English Language. 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Personality Code: IS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 )

Annual Earnings: $55,840 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

Teach courses in biological sciences. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as molecular biology, marine biology, and botany. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Supervise students’ laboratory work. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and pub-

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ic disorders, or other abnormalities. Develops and tests new drugs and medications used for commercial distribution. Designs and builds laboratory equipment needed for special research projects. Analyzes foods to determine nutritional value and effects of cooking, canning, and processing on this value. Cleans, purifies, refines, and otherwise prepares pharmaceutical compounds for commercial distribution. Prepares reports and recommendations based upon research outcomes. Develops methods to process, store, and use food, drugs, and chemical compounds. Isolates, analyzes, and identifies hormones, vitamins, allergens, minerals, and enzymes and determines their effects on body functions. Researches and determines chemical action of substances such as drugs, serums, hormones, and food on tissues and vital processes. SKILLS—Science; Writing; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Programming; Critical Thinking; Mathematics; Equipment Selection.

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lish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. SKILLS—Science; Instructing; Learning Strategies; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Writing; Critical Thinking; Mathematics. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; 180

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Anatomy; Animal Physiology; Biochemistry; Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Biometry/ Biometrics; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Botany/Plant Biology; Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology; Ecology; Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology, Other; Entomology; Evolutionary Biology; Immunology; Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography; Microbiology, General; Molecular Biology; Neuroscience; Nutrition Sciences; Parasitology; Pathology/Experimental Pathology; Pharmacology; Plant Genetics; Plant Pathology/Phytopathology; Plant Physiology; Radi50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


____________________________________________Investigative Jobs: Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Biophysicists Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 22.9% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $62,300 ) Education/Training Required: Doctoral degree ) Self-Employed: 2.6% ) Part-Time: 7.1% )

Research or study physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. Researches transformation of substances in cells, using atomic isotopes. Studies physical principles of living cells and organisms and their electrical and mechanical energy. Investigates transmission of electrical impulses along nerves and muscles. Studies absorption of light by chlorophyll in photosynthesis or by pigments of eye involved in vision. Researches cancer treatment, using radiation and nuclear particles. Analyzes functions of electronic and human brains, such as learning, thinking, and memory. Investigates dynamics of seeing and hearing. Studies spatial configuration of submicroscopic molecules, such as proteins, using X-ray and electron microscope. Researches manner in which characteristics of plants and animals are carried through successive generations. Investigates damage to cells and tissues caused by X rays and nuclear particles. SKILLS—Science; Reading Comprehension; Writing; Mathematics; Active Learning; Critical Thinking; Complex Problem Solving; Programming.

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GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.03. Life Sciences. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agricultural and Food Science Technicians; Agricultural Technicians; Animal Scientists; Biochemists; Biochemists and Biophysicists; Biological Scientists, All Other; Biologists; Conservation Scientists; Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health; Epidemiologists; Food Science Technicians; Food Scientists and Technologists; Foresters; Life Scientists, All Other; Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists; Microbiologists; Plant Scientists; Range Managers; Soil and Plant Scientists; Soil Conservationists; Soil Scientists; Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Biochemistry; Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology; Biophysics; Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other; Molecular Biochemistry; Molecular Biophysics; Soil Chemistry and Physics; Soil Microbiology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Biology; Physics; Mathematics; Chemistry.

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ation Biology/Radiobiology; Toxicology; Virology; Zoology/Animal Biology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Biology; Education and Training; Medicine and Dentistry; Chemistry; Therapy and Counseling; Psychology.

Personality Code: IS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $55,420 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the

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methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Perform administrative duties such as serving as a department head. Prepare and submit required reports related to instruction. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and chemical separation. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. 182

Supervise students’ laboratory work. SKILLS—Science; Instructing; Writing; Learning Strategies; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Speaking; Management of Personnel Resources. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; SelfEnrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Analytical Chemistry; Chemical Physics; Chemistry, General; Chemistry, Other; Geochemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Chemistry; Mathematics; Education and Training; English Language; Physics; Administration and Management.

Chiropractors Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 23.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 3,000 ) Annual Earnings: $65,990 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 58.5% ) Part-Time: 22.2% )

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Adjust spinal column and other articulations of the body to correct abnormalities of the human body believed to be caused by interference with the nervous system. Examine patient to determine nature and extent of disorder. Manipulate spine or other involved area. May utilize supplementary measures, such as exercise, rest, water, light, heat, and nutritional therapy. Advise patients about recommended courses of treatment. Consult with and refer patients to appropriate health practitioners when necessary. Counsel patients about nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, stress management, and other matters. Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients’ health and medical histories; questioning, observing and examining patients; and interpreting X rays. Evaluate the functioning of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the spine, using systems of chiropractic diagnosis. Maintain accurate case histories of patients. Obtain and record patients’ medical histories. Perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine or other articulations of the body in order to correct the musculoskeletal system. Suggest and apply the use of supports such as straps, tapes, bandages, and braces if necessary. Analyze X rays in order to locate the sources of patients’ difficulties and to rule out fractures or diseases as sources of problems. Arrange for diagnostic X rays to be taken. SKILLS—Science; Reading Comprehension; Judgment and Decision Making; Active Learning; Complex Problem Solving; Social Perceptiveness; Persuasion; Systems Analysis.

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____________________________________________________________Investigative Jobs: Chiropractors

GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.04. Health Specialties. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Opticians, Dispensing; Optometrists; Podiatrists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Chiropractic (DC). RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Therapy and Counseling; English Language; Customer and Personal Service; Chemistry.

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Clinical Psychologists Personality Code: IA ) Growth: 24.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 17,000 ) Annual Earnings: $52,220 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree )

Self-Employed: 25.4% ) Part-Time: 27.2% )

Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests and formulate and administer programs of treatment. Consult reference material such as textbooks, manuals, and journals in order to identify symptoms, make diagnoses, and develop approaches to treatment. Counsel individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations in order to modify behavior and/or to improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment. Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. Discuss the treatment of problems with clients. Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses; then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary. Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials. Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. Observe individuals at play, in group interactions, or in other contexts to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment. Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing individuals, couples, or families and by reviewing records. Provide occupational, educational, and other information to individuals so that they can make educational and vocational 184

plans. Select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests in order to obtain information on individuals’ intelligence, achievements, interests, and personalities. Utilize a variety of treatment methods such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama, and play therapy. Maintain current knowledge of relevant research. Plan, supervise, and conduct psychological research and write papers describing research results. Refer clients to other specialists, institutions, or support services as necessary. Write reports on clients and maintain required paperwork. Develop, direct, and participate in training programs for staff and students. SKILLS—Social Perceptiveness; Active Listening; Systems Evaluation; Persuasion; Speaking; Reading Comprehension; Systems Analysis; Science. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.02. Social Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Child, Family, and School Social Workers; Clergy; Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists; Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other; Counseling Psychologists; Counselors, All Other; Directors, Religious Activities and Education; Marriage and Family Therapists; Medical and Public Health Social Workers; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers; Mental Health Counselors; Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists; Rehabilitation Counselors; Religious Workers, All Other; Residential Advisors; Social and Human Service Assistants; Social Workers, All Other; Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Clinical Child Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Counseling Psychology; Developmental and Child Psychology; Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; Psychology, General; School Psychology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Therapy and Counseling; Psychology; Administration and Management; Sociology and Anthropology; Customer and Personal Service; English Language.

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Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists Personality Code: IC ) Growth: 28.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 15,000 )

Annual Earnings: $46,860 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.8% ) Part-Time: 7.7% )

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs. Evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary. Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements. Advise managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures, and classification programs. Plan, develop, evaluate, improve, and communicate methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers. Provide advice on the resolution of classification and salary complaints. Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, and salary scales. Assist in preparing and maintaining personnel records and handbooks. Prepare reports, such as organization and flow charts and career path reports, to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis information. Administer employee insurance, pension, and savings plans, working with insurance brokers and plan carriers. Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers and mediate labor disputes and grievances. Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate personnel and labor relations programs, including performance appraisal, 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

affirmative action, and employment equity programs. Perform multifactor data and cost analyses that may be used in areas such as support of collective bargaining agreements. Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies. Analyze organizational, occupational, and industrial data to facilitate organizational functions and provide technical information to business, industry, and government. Advise staff of individuals’ qualifications. Assess need for and develop job analysis instruments and materials. Review occupational data on Alien Employment Certification Applications to determine the appropriate occupational title and code and provide local offices with information about immigration and occupations. Research job and worker requirements, structural and functional relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends. SKILLS—Service Orientation; Persuasion; Coordination; Negotiation; Active Listening; Critical Thinking; Time Management; Social Perceptiveness. GOE—Interest Area: 13. General Management and Support. Work Group: 13.02. Management Support. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Accountants; Accountants and Auditors; Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate; Appraisers, Real Estate; Assessors; Auditors; Budget Analysts; Business Operations Specialists, All Other; Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators; Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance; Cost Estimators; Credit Analysts; Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service; Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists; Financial Analysts; Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other; Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators; Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage; Insurance Underwriters; Loan Counselors; Loan Officers; Logisticians; Management Analysts; Market Research Analysts; Personnel Recruiters; Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products; Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products; Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents; Training and

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Development Specialists; Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General; Labor and Industrial Relations. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Personnel and Human Resources; Clerical Studies; Customer and Personal Service; English Language; Administration and Management; Education and Training.

Computer Hardware Engineers Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 6.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 6,000 ) Annual Earnings: $75,980 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 4.7% ) Part-Time: 3.4% )

Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components. Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan layout, including type of computers and peripheral equipment modifications. Analyze user needs and recommend appropriate hardware. Build, test, and modify product prototypes, using working models or theoretical models constructed using computer simulation. Confer with engineering staff and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system. Design and develop computer hardware and support peripherals, including central processing units 186

(CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives. Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration. Monitor functioning of equipment and make necessary modifications to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications. Specify power supply requirements and configuration, drawing on system performance expectations and design specifications. Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. Test and verify hardware and support peripherals to ensure that they meet specifications and requirements, analyzing and recording test data. Write detailed functional specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction. Assemble and modify existing pieces of equipment to meet special needs. Direct technicians, engineering designers, or other technical support personnel as needed. Provide technical support to designers, marketing and sales departments, suppliers, engineers, and other team members throughout the product development and implementation process. Provide training and support to system designers and users. Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation. Select hardware and material, assuring compliance with specifications and product requirements. Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology. SKILLS—Programming; Troubleshooting; Installation; Science; Operations Analysis; Technology Design; Management of Material Resources; Active Learning. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.07. Engineering. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineers; Agricultural Engineers; Architects, Except Landscape and Naval; Biomedical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Civil Engineers; Computer Software Engineers, Applications; Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software; Electrical Engineers; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer; Engineers, All 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Other; Environmental Engineers; Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors; Industrial Engineers; Industrial Safety and Health Engineers; Landscape Architects; Marine Architects; Marine Engineers; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects; Materials Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers; Nuclear Engineers; Petroleum Engineers; Product Safety Engineers; Sales Engineers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Computer Engineering, General; Computer Hardware Engineering. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Computers and Electronics; Mathematics; Engineering and Technology; Design; Telecommunications; Education and Training.

Computer Programmers Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 14.6% ) Annual Job Openings: 45,000 ) Annual Earnings: $61,340 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 3.7% ) Part-Time: 4.6% )

Convert project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to detailed logical flow charts for coding into computer language. Develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information. May program Web sites. Correct errors by making appropriate changes and then rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced. Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct. Compile and write documentation of pro50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

gram development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions so others can understand the program. Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs, such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment. Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes. Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements. Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic. Write or contribute to instructions or manuals to guide end users. Investigate whether networks, workstations, the central processing unit of the system, and/or peripheral equipment are responding to a program’s instructions. Prepare detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operation and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language. Perform systems analysis and programming tasks to maintain and control the use of computer systems software as a systems programmer. Consult with and assist computer operators or system analysts to define and resolve problems in running computer programs. Assign, coordinate, and review work and activities of programming personnel. SKILLS—Programming; Operations Analysis; Technology Design; Troubleshooting; Critical Thinking; Active Learning; Complex Problem Solving; Systems Analysis.

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____________________________________________________Investigative Jobs: Computer Programmers

GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.06. Mathematics and Computers. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Computer and Information Scientists, Research; Computer Security Specialists; Computer Specialists, All Other; Computer Support Specialists; Computer Systems Analysts; Database Administrators; Network and Computer Systems Administrators; Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Bioinformatics; 187


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Computer Graphics; Computer Programming, Specific Applications; Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification; Computer Programming/Programmer, General; E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce; Management Information Systems, General; Medical Informatics; Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant; Web Page, Digital/Multimedia, and Information Resources Design; Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES— Computers and Electronics; Design; Mathematics; Telecommunications; English Language; Customer and Personal Service.

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary Personality Code: IC ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $51,030 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as programming, data structures, and software design. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and 188

moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Supervise students’ laboratory work. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media. Direct research of other teachers or of graduate students working for advanced academic degrees. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. SKILLS—Programming; Instructing; Writing; Learning Strategies; Active Learning; Reading Comprehension; Mathematics; Science. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsec50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer Programming/Programmer, General; Computer Science; Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst; Information Science/Studies. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Computers and Electronics; Education and Training; Mathematics; Physics; English Language; Administration and Management; Telecommunications.

Computer Security Specialists Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 37.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 35,000 ) Annual Earnings: $56,050 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.5% ) Part-Time: 3.9% )

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ondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All

Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures for information systems to regulate access to computer data files and prevent unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure of information. Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes. Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs. Document computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests. Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out taint189


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ed digital transfers. Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status. Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems. Monitor use of data files and regulate access to safeguard information in computer files. Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures. Review violations of computer security procedures and discuss procedures with violators to ensure violations are not repeated. Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors. Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency. Maintain permanent fleet cryptologic and carry-on direct support systems required in special land, sea surface, and subsurface operations. SKILLS—Programming; Technology Design; Installation; Operations Analysis; Management of Material Resources; Science; Writing; Mathematics; Quality Control Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.06. Mathematics and Computers. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Computer and Information Scientists, Research; Computer Programmers; Computer Specialists, All Other; Computer Support Specialists; Computer Systems Analysts; Database Administrators; Network and Computer Systems Administrators; Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other; Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer and Information Systems Security; Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst; Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications; Information Science/Studies; System Administration/Administrator; System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Computers and Electronics; Public Safety and Security; Administration and Management; Telecommunications. 190

Computer Software Engineers, Applications Personality Code: IR Growth: 45.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 55,000 ) Annual Earnings: $72,530 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) )

Self-Employed: 3.1% ) Part-Time: 2.4% )

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers, and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements, and interfaces. Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or improve its performance. Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. Consult with customers about software system design and maintenance. Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met. Design, develop, and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design. Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation. Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan computer specifications and layouts and peripheral equipment modifications. Supervise the work of programmers, technologists and technicians, and other engineering and scientif50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


________________________________Investigative Jobs: Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software

GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.07. Engineering. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineers; Agricultural Engineers; Architects, Except Landscape and Naval; Biomedical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Civil Engineers; Computer Hardware Engineers; Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software; Electrical Engineers; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer; Engineers, All Other; Environmental Engineers; Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors; Industrial Engineers; Industrial Safety and Health Engineers; Landscape Architects; Marine Architects; Marine Engineers; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects; Materials Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers; Nuclear Engineers; Petroleum Engineers; Product Safety Engineers; Sales Engineers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Bioinformatics; Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other; Computer Engineering, General; Computer Science; Computer Software Engineering; Information Technology; Medical Illustration and Informatics, Other; Medical Informatics. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Computers and Electronics; Telecommunications; Engineering and Technology; Mathematics; Design; English Language.

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Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 45.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 39,000 )

Annual Earnings: $76,240 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 3.0% ) Part-Time: 2.4% )

Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance. Design and develop software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design. Consult with engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, develop specifications and performance requirements, and resolve customer problems. Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system. Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures. Direct software programming and development of documentation. Consult with customers and/or other departments on project status, proposals, and technical issues such as software system design and maintenance. Advise customer about, or perform, maintenance of software system. Coordinate installation of software system. Monitor functioning of equipment to ensure system operates

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ic personnel. Obtain and evaluate information on factors such as reporting formats required, costs, and security needs to determine hardware configuration. Determine system performance standards. Train users to use new or modified equipment. Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. SKILLS— Programming; Troubleshooting; Technology Design; Systems Analysis; Quality Control Analysis; Operations Analysis; Complex Problem Solving; Critical Thinking.

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in conformance with specifications. Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. Confer with data processing and project managers to obtain information on limitations and capabilities for data processing projects. Prepare reports and correspondence concerning project specifications, activities, and status. Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration. Supervise and assign work to programmers, designers, technologists and technicians, and other engineering and scientific personnel. Train users to use new or modified equipment. Utilize microcontrollers to develop control signals, implement control algorithms, and measure process variables such as temperatures, pressures, and positions. SKILLS—Programming; Technology Design; Troubleshooting; Systems Analysis; Complex Problem Solving; Operations Analysis; Active Learning; Critical Thinking. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.07. Engineering. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineers; Agricultural Engineers; Architects, Except Landscape and Naval; Biomedical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Civil Engineers; Computer Hardware Engineers; Computer Software Engineers, Applications; Electrical Engineers; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer; Engineers, All Other; Environmental Engineers; Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors; Industrial Engineers; Industrial Safety and Health Engineers; Landscape Architects; Marine Architects; Marine Engineers; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects; Materials Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers; Nuclear Engineers; Petroleum Engineers; Product Safety Engineers; Sales Engineers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other; Computer Engineering, General; Computer Science; Information Science/Studies; Information 192

Technology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Computers and Electronics; Design; Engineering and Technology; Telecommunications; Mathematics; Education and Training.

Computer Support Specialists Personality Code: IC ) Growth: 30.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 71,000 ) Annual Earnings: $39,440 ) Education/Training Required: Associate’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.6% ) Part-Time: 6.8% )

Provide technical assistance to computer system users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or from remote location. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Answer users’ inquiries regarding computer software and hardware operation to resolve problems. Enter commands and observe system functioning to verify correct operations and detect errors. Install and perform minor repairs to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications. Oversee the daily performance of computer systems. Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cable, operating systems, and appropriate software. Maintain record of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial action taken, and installation activities. Read technical manuals, confer with users, and conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems and to provide technical assistance and support. Confer with staff, 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


________________________________________________Investigative Jobs: Computer Systems Analysts

GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.06. Mathematics and Computers. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Computer and Information Scientists, Research; Computer Programmers; Computer Security Specialists; Computer Specialists, All Other; Computer Systems Analysts; Database Administrators; Network and Computer Systems Administrators; Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Accounting and Computer Science; Agricultural Business Technology; Computer Hardware Technology/Technician; Computer Software Technology/Technician; Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician; Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Computers and Electronics; Customer and Personal Service; Telecommunications; Production and Processing; Engineering and Technology; Design.

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Computer Systems Analysts Personality Code: IC Growth: 39.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 68,000 ) Annual Earnings: $64,160 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) )

Self-Employed: 6.4% ) Part-Time: 5.7% )

Analyze science, engineering, business, and all other data processing problems for application to electronic data processing systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software. May supervise computer programmers. Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer-related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems. Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems. Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client/server applications development processes and multimedia and Internet technology. Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address. Coordinate and link the computer systems within an organization to increase compatibility and so that information can be shared. Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles. Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow. Interview or survey workers, observe job performance, and/or perform the job in order to determine what information is processed and how it is processed. Determine computer software or hardware needed to set up or alter system. Train staff and users to work with comput-

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users, and management to establish requirements for new systems or modifications. Develop training materials and procedures and/or train users in the proper use of hardware and software. Refer major hardware or software problems or defective products to vendors or technicians for service. Prepare evaluations of software or hardware and recommend improvements or upgrades. Read trade magazines and technical manuals and attend conferences and seminars to maintain knowledge of hardware and software. Supervise and coordinate workers engaged in problem-solving, monitoring, and installing data communication equipment and software. Inspect equipment and read order sheets to prepare for delivery to users. Modify and customize commercial programs for internal needs. SKILLS—Troubleshooting; Repairing; Persuasion; Social Perceptiveness; Installation; Instructing; Equipment Maintenance; Writing; Service Orientation.

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er systems and programs. Analyze information processing or computation needs and plan and design computer systems, using techniques such as structured analysis, data modeling, and information engineering. Assess the usefulness of pre-developed application packages and adapt them to a user environment. Define the goals of the system and devise flow charts and diagrams describing logical operational steps of programs. Develop, document, and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards. Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems; correct errors by correcting codes. Recommend new equipment or software packages. Read manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs that meet staff and user requirements. Supervise computer programmers or other systems analysts or serve as project leaders for particular systems projects. Utilize the computer in the analysis and solution of business problems such as development of integrated production and inventory control and cost analysis systems. SKILLS—Quality Control Analysis; Installation; Troubleshooting; Technology Design; Time Management; Service Orientation; Systems Analysis; Operations Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.06. Mathematics and Computers. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Computer and Information Scientists, Research; Computer Programmers; Computer Security Specialists; Computer Specialists, All Other; Computer Support Specialists; Database Administrators; Network and Computer Systems Administrators; Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst; Information Technology; Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Computers and Electronics; Customer and Personal Service; Telecommunications; Design; Education and Training; English Language. 194

Database Administrators Personality Code: IC Growth: 44.2% ) Annual Job Openings: 16,000 ) Annual Earnings: $58,200 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) )

Self-Employed: 0.6% ) Part-Time: 4.6% )

Coordinate changes to computer databases; test and implement the database, applying knowledge of database management systems. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases. Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information. Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes. Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications. Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification, or disclosure. Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems, such as the installation of new databases. Train users and answer questions. Establish and calculate optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator. Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database. Develop data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen, template, or computer software. Develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together, such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs. Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project. Review procedures in database management 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


__________________________________________________________Investigative Jobs: Dentists, General

GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.06. Mathematics and Computers. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Computer and Information Scientists, Research; Computer Programmers; Computer Security Specialists; Computer Specialists, All Other; Computer Support Specialists; Computer Systems Analysts; Network and Computer Systems Administrators; Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer and Information Systems Security; Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst; Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration; Management Information Systems, General. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Computers and Electronics; Clerical Studies; Customer and Personal Service; Economics and Accounting; Administration and Management; Mathematics.

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Dentists, General Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 4.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 7,000 ) Annual Earnings: $120,330 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree )

Self-Employed: 39.9% ) Part-Time: 22.3% )

Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting vitality of teeth. Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures. Advise and instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services. Analyze and evaluate dental needs to determine changes and trends in patterns of dental disease. Apply fluoride and sealants to teeth. Bleach, clean, or polish teeth to restore natural color. Design, make, and fit prosthodontic appliances such as space maintainers, bridges, and dentures or write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for denturists and dental technicians. Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums, and related oral structures and provide preventive and corrective services. Eliminate irritating margins of fillings and correct occlusions, using dental instruments. Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, X rays, and other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments. Fill pulp chamber and canal with endodontic materials. Formulate plan of treatment for patient’s teeth and mouth tissue. Manage business, employing and supervising staff and handling paperwork and insurance claims. Perform oral and periodontal surgery on the jaw or mouth. Remove diseased tissue, using surgical instruments. Treat exposure of pulp by pulp capping, removal of

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system manuals for making changes to database. Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations. Select and enter codes to monitor database performance and to create production database. Identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management. Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions. Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records. Revise company definition of data as defined in data dictionary. SKILLS—Troubleshooting; Persuasion; Operations Analysis; Instructing; Systems Evaluation; Management of Personnel Resources; Time Management; Technology Design.

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pulp from pulp chamber, or root canal, using dental instruments. Plan, organize, and maintain dental health programs. Produce and evaluate dental health educational materials. Write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications. Use air turbine and hand instruments, dental appliances, and surgical implements. Use masks, gloves, and safety glasses to protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases. SKILLS—Science; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Service Orientation; Critical Thinking; Judgment and Decision Making; Learning Strategies; Writing; Monitoring; Management of Financial Resources. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.03. Dentistry. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Dental Assistants; Dental Hygienists; Dentists, All Other Specialists; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Orthodontists; Prosthodontists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Advanced General Dentistry (Cert, MS, PhD); Dental Public Health and Education (Cert, MS/MPH, PhD/DPH); Dental Public Health Specialty; Dentistry (DDS, DMD); Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD); Pedodontics Specialty. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Chemistry; English Language; Administration and Management; Psychology.

Economists Personality Code: IE ) Growth: 13.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $70,250 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 11.5% ) Part-Time: 8.3% )

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Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to aid in solution of economic problems arising from production and distribution of goods and services. May collect and process economic and statistical data, using econometric and sampling techniques. Compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic phenomena and forecast market trends, applying mathematical models and statistical techniques. Develop economic guidelines and standards and prepare points of view used in forecasting trends and formulating economic policy. Forecast production and consumption of renewable resources and supply, consumption, and depletion of non-renewable resources. Study economic and statistical data in area of specialization, such as finance, labor, or agriculture. Formulate recommendations, policies, or plans to solve economic problems or to interpret markets. Provide advice and consultation on economic relationships to businesses, public and private agencies, and other employers. Supervise research projects and students’ study projects. Teach theories, principles, and methods of economics. Testify at regulatory or legislative hearings concerning the estimated effects of changes in legislation or public policy and present recommendations based on cost-benefit analyses. SKILLS— Systems Evaluation; Systems Analysis; Persuasion; Judgment and Decision Making; Complex Problem Solving; Instructing; Writing; Learning Strategies. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.04. Social Sciences. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anthropologists; Anthropologists and Archeologists; Archeologists; City Planning Aides; Historians; Industrial-Organizational Psychologists; Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other; Political Scientists; Psychologists, All Other; Social Science Research Assistants; Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other; Sociologists; Survey Researchers; Urban and Regional Planners. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Agricultural Economics; Applied Economics; Business/Managerial Economics; Development Economics and International Development; Econo50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


__________________________________________________Investigative Jobs: Educational Psychologists

Educational Psychologists Personality Code: IS ) Growth: 24.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 17,000 ) Annual Earnings: $52,220 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 25.4% ) Part-Time: 27.2% )

Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems. Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as behavioral management systems. Collaborate with other educational professionals to develop teaching strategies and school programs. Compile and interpret students’ test results, along with information from teachers and parents, in order to diagnose conditions and to help assess eligibility for special services. Design classes and programs to meet the needs of special students. Develop individualized educational plans in collaboration with teachers and other staff members. Promote an understanding of child development and its relationship to learning and behavior. Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques. Provide educational programs on topics such as class50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

room management, teaching strategies, or parenting skills. Refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies for medical, vocational, or social services. Select, administer, and score psychological tests. Serve as a resource to help families and schools deal with crises, such as separation and loss. Attend workshops, seminars, and/or professional meetings in order to remain informed of new developments in school psychology. Conduct research to generate new knowledge that can be used to address learning and behavior issues. Initiate and direct efforts to foster tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity in school communities. Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data. Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse. Assess an individual child’s needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel. Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment. SKILLS—Social Perceptiveness; Systems Evaluation; Science; Learning Strategies; Systems Analysis; Writing; Complex Problem Solving; Mathematics; Service Orientation. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law

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metrics and Quantitative Economics; Economics, General; Economics, Other; International Economics. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES— Economics and Accounting; Mathematics; Education and Training; Personnel and Human Resources; Production and Processing; Computers and Electronics.

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Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Clinical Child Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Counseling Psychology; Developmental and Child Psychology; Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; Psychology, General; School Psychology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Psychology; Education and Training; Therapy and Counseling; Sociology and Anthropology; Mathematics; English Language.

Electrical Engineers Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 2.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 11,000 ) Annual Earnings: $69,640 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 3.3% ) Part-Time: 2.4% )

Design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. Confer with engineers, customers, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products. Design, implement, maintain, and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes. Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. Direct and coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements. Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications. Inspect completed installations and observe operations to ensure conformance to design and equip50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


________________________________________Investigative Jobs: Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.07. Engineering. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineers; Agricultural Engineers; Architects, Except Landscape and Naval; Biomedical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Civil Engineers; Computer Hardware Engineers; Computer Software Engineers, Applications; Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer; Engineers, All Other; Environmental Engineers; Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors; Industrial Engineers; Industrial Safety and Health Engineers; Landscape Architects; Marine Architects; Marine Engineers; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects; Materials Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers; Nuclear Engineers; Petroleum Engineers; Product Safety Engineers; Sales Engineers. 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES —Engineering and Technology; Design; Computers and Electronics; Physics; Mathematics; Telecommunications.

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 9.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 11,000 ) Annual Earnings: $71,370 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 3.1% ) Part-Time: 2.4% )

Research, design, develop, and test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use, utilizing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls. Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of project and develop system plan. Confer with engineers, customers, vendors, and others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products. Design electronic components and software, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, and scientific applications. Develop and perform operational, maintenance, and testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, and systems. Direct and coordinate activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, and modification of electronic equipment, products, and systems. Evaluate operational systems, proto-

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ment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards. Plan and implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects. Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment. Supervise and train project team members as necessary. Investigate and test vendors’ and competitors’ products. Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget. Prepare and study technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, and topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements. Investigate customer or public complaints, determine nature and extent of problem, and recommend remedial measures. Plan layout of electric power generating plants and distribution lines and stations. Assist in developing capital project programs for new equipment and major repairs. Develop budgets, estimating labor, material, and construction costs. SKILLS—Troubleshooting; Technology Design; Systems Analysis; Science; Systems Evaluation; Management of Material Resources; Complex Problem Solving; Equipment Selection.

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types, and proposals and recommend repair or design modifications based on factors such as environment, service, cost, and system capabilities. Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, and systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, and applicable codes and regulations. Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, and systems to improve technical performance. Plan and implement research, methodology, and procedures to apply principles of electronic theory to engineering projects. Prepare engineering sketches and specifications for construction, relocation, and installation of equipment, facilities, products, and systems. Determine material and equipment needs and order supplies. Prepare, review, and maintain maintenance schedules, design documentation, and operational reports and charts. Provide technical support and instruction to staff and customers regarding equipment standards and help solve specific, difficult in-service engineering problems. Review and evaluate work of others, inside and outside the organization, to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, and compatibility in the resolution of complex engineering problems. Review or prepare budget and cost estimates for equipment, construction, and installation projects and control expenditures. Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. SKILLS—Science; Mathematics; Writing; Judgment and Decision Making; Management of Financial Resources; Reading Comprehension; Technology Design; Systems Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.07. Engineering. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineers; Agricultural Engineers; Architects, Except Landscape and Naval; Biomedical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Civil Engineers; Computer Hardware Engineers; Computer Software Engineers, Applications; Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software; Electrical Engineers; Engineers, All Other; Environmental Engineers; Fire-Prevention and Pro200

tection Engineers; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors; Industrial Engineers; Industrial Safety and Health Engineers; Landscape Architects; Marine Architects; Marine Engineers; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects; Materials Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers; Nuclear Engineers; Petroleum Engineers; Product Safety Engineers; Sales Engineers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES —Engineering and Technology; Design; Computers and Electronics; Telecommunications; Production and Processing; Mathematics.

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $69,700 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Supervise students’ laboratory work. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as mechanics, hydraulics, and robotics. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate class discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. SKILLS—Science; Mathematics; Instructing; Technology Design; Active Learning; Critical Thinking; Learning Strategies; Reading Comprehension; Operations Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other;

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Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering; Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering; Architectural Engineering; Biomedical/Medical Engineering; Ceramic Sciences and Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering, General; Civil Engineering, Other; Computer Engineering, General; Computer Engineering, Other; Computer Hardware Engineering; Computer Software Engineering; Construction Engineering; Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering; Engineering Mechanics; Engineering Physics; Engineering Science; Engineering, General; Engineering, Other; Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering; Forest Engineering; Geological/Geophysical Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Materials Engineering; Materials Science; Mechanical Engineering; Metallurgical Engineering; Mining and Mineral Engineering; Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Nuclear Engineering; Ocean Engineering; Petroleum Engineering; Polymer/Plastics Engineering; Structural Engineering; Surveying Engineering; Systems Engineering; Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other; Textile Sciences and Engineering; Transportation and Highway Engineering; Water Resources Engineering. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Engineering and Technology; Education and Training; Physics; Chemistry; Design; Mathematics.

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Personality Code: IR Growth: 23.7%

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Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Conduct environmental audits and inspections and investigations of violations. Evaluate violations or problems discovered during inspections in order to determine appropriate regulatory actions or to provide advice on the development and prosecution of regulatory cases. Communicate scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences, and public hearings. Review and implement environmental technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations that meet all appropriate requirements. Provide technical guidance, support, and oversight to environmental programs, industry, and the public. Provide advice on proper standards and regulations and the development of policies, strategies, and codes of practice for environmental management. Analyze data to determine validity, quality, and scientific significance and to interpret correla50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


tions between human activities and environmental effects. Collect, synthesize, and analyze data derived from pollution emission measurements, atmospheric monitoring, meteorological and mineralogical information, and soil or water samples. Determine data collection methods to be employed in research projects and surveys. Prepare charts or graphs from data samples and provide summary information on the environmental relevance of the data. Develop the technical portions of legal documents, administrative orders, or consent decrees. Investigate and report on accidents affecting the environment. Monitor environmental impacts of development activities. Supervise environmental technologists and technicians. Develop programs designed to obtain the most productive, non-damaging use of land. Research sources of pollution to determine their effects on the environment and to develop theories or methods of pollution abatement or control. Monitor effects of pollution and land degradation and recommend means of prevention or control. Design and direct studies to obtain technical environmental information about planned projects. Conduct applied research on topics such as waste control and treatment and pollution control methods. SKILLS—Service Orientation; Science; Coordination; Negotiation; Persuasion; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Time Management. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.03. Life Sciences. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agricultural and Food Science Technicians; Agricultural Technicians; Animal Scientists; Biochemists; Biochemists and Biophysicists; Biological Scientists, All Other; Biologists; Biophysicists; Conservation Scientists; Epidemiologists; Food Science Technicians; Food Scientists and Technologists; Foresters; Life Scientists, All Other; Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists; Microbiologists; Plant Scientists; Range Managers; Soil and Plant Scientists; Soil Conservationists; Soil Scientists; Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Environmental Science; Environmental Studies. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Biolo50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

gy; Geography; Law and Government; Chemistry; Customer and Personal Service; Education and Training.

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Personality Code: I ) Growth: 19.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 38,000 ) Annual Earnings: $133,340 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 16.9% ) Part-Time: 8.1% )

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention. Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results. Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients. Monitor the patients’ conditions and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary. Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients’ condition. Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury. Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary. Conduct research to study anatomy and develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury. Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers. Deliver babies. Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff. Operate on patients to remove, repair, or 203


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improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems. Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospital, business, or community for information, prevention, or treatment of injury or illness. Prepare reports for government or management of birth, death, and disease statistics; workforce evaluations; or medical status of individuals. SKILLS—Science; Reading Comprehension; Systems Evaluation; Active Learning; Judgment and Decision Making; Management of Personnel Resources; Social Perceptiveness; Systems Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anesthesiologists; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Internists, General; Medical Assistants; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pediatricians, General; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physician Assistants; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Psychiatrists; Registered Nurses; Surgeons; Surgical Technologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Family Medicine; Medicine (MD); Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO). RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Therapy and Counseling; Chemistry; Administration and Management; Personnel and Human Resources; Physics.

Financial Analysts Personality Code: IC ) Growth: 18.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 22,000 ) Annual Earnings: $60,050 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 4.8% ) Part-Time: 10.2% )

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Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions. Analyze financial information to produce forecasts of business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions. Assemble spreadsheets and draw charts and graphs used to illustrate technical reports, using computer. Evaluate and compare the relative quality of various securities in a given industry. Interpret data affecting investment programs, such as price, yield, stability, future trends in investment risks, and economic influences. Maintain knowledge and stay abreast of developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance, and economic theory. Monitor fundamental economic, industrial, and corporate developments through the analysis of information obtained from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, company sources, and personal interviews. Prepare plans of action for investment based on financial analyses. Present oral and written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations, and entire industries. Recommend investments and investment timing to companies, investment firm staff, or the investing public. Collaborate with investment bankers to attract new corporate clients to securities firms. Contact brokers and purchase investments for companies according to company policy. Determine the prices at which securities should be syndicated and offered to the public. SKILLS—Judgment and Decision Making; Systems Analysis; Critical Thinking; Active Learning; Systems Evaluation; Reading Comprehension; Mathematics; Management of Financial Resources. GOE—Interest Area: 13. General Management and Support. Work Group: 13.02. Management Support. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Accountants; Accountants and Auditors; Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate; Appraisers, Real Estate; Assessors; Auditors; Budget Analysts; Business Operations Specialists, All Other; Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators; Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance; Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists; Cost Estimators; Credit Ana50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


lysts; Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service; Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists; Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other; Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators; Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage; Insurance Underwriters; Loan Counselors; Loan Officers; Logisticians; Management Analysts; Market Research Analysts; Personnel Recruiters; Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products; Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products; Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents; Training and Development Specialists; Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Accounting and Business/Management; Accounting and Finance; Finance, General. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Economics and Accounting; Mathematics; Law and Government; Computers and Electronics; Sales and Marketing; English Language.

Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary Personality Code: IS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $64,500 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

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assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as forest resource policy, forest pathology, and mapping. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Supervise students’ laboratory and/or field work. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in books, professional journals, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. SKILLS—Science; Instructing; Learning Strategies; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Writing; Critical Thinking; Mathematics.

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Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; 206

Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Biology; Education and Training; Medicine and Dentistry; Chemistry; Therapy and Counseling; Psychology.

Geologists Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 11.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $68,460 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 2.7% ) Part-Time: 7.7% )

Study composition, structure, and history of the earth’s crust; examine rocks, minerals, and fossil remains to identify and determine the sequence of processes affecting the development of the earth; apply knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to explain these phenomena and to help locate mineral and petroleum deposits and underground water resources; prepare geologic reports and maps; and interpret research data to recommend further action for study. Analyze and interpret geological, geochemical, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.02. Physical Sciences. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Astronomers; Atmospheric and Space Scientists; Chemists; Geographers; Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers; Hydrologists; Materials Scientists; Physical Scientists, All Other; Physicists.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Geochemistry; Geochemistry and Petrology; Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other; Geology/Earth Science, General; Geophysics and Seismology; Oceanography, Chemical and Physical; Paleontology. RELATED K N OW L E D G E / C O U R S E S — Geography; Physics; Chemistry; Engineering and Technology; Mathematics; Biology.

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logs, boreholes, and aerial photos. Plan and conduct geological, geochemical, and geophysical field studies and surveys; sample collection; and drilling and testing programs used to collect data for research and/or application. Investigate the composition, structure, and history of the Earth’s crust through the collection, examination, measurement, and classification of soils, minerals, rocks, and fossil remains. Prepare geological maps, cross-sectional diagrams, charts, and reports concerning mineral extraction, land use, and resource management, using results of field work and laboratory research. Locate and estimate probable natural gas, oil, and mineral ore deposits and underground water resources, using aerial photographs, charts, and research and survey results. Assess ground and surface water movement in order to provide advice regarding issues such as waste management, route and site selection, and the restoration of contaminated sites. Identify risks for natural disasters such as mud slides, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions and provide advice on ways in which potential damage can be mitigated. Conduct geological and geophysical studies to provide information for use in regional development, site selection, and the development of public works projects. Inspect construction projects in order to analyze engineering problems, applying geological knowledge and using test equipment and drilling machinery. Advise construction firms and government agencies on dam and road construction, foundation design, and land use and resource management. SKILLS—Science; Management of Financial Resources; Time Management; Active Learning; Coordination; Critical Thinking; Persuasion; Negotiation.

Personality Code: IS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $61,790 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

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regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Supervise laboratory sessions. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. SKILLS—Science; Instructing; Writing; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Critical Thinking; Learning Strategies; Speaking. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teach-

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ers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School.

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RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Biology; Education and Training; Medicine and Dentistry; Therapy and Counseling; English Language; Chemistry.

Internists, General Personality Code: I ) Growth: 19.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 38,000 ) Annual Earnings: more than $145,600 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 16.9% ) Part-Time: 8.1% )

Diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs. Provide consulting services to other doctors caring for patients with special or difficult problems. Plan, implement, or administer health programs in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses. Prepare government or organizational reports on birth, death, and disease statistics; workforce evaluations; or the medical status of individuals. Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention. Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient. Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results. Make diagnoses when different illnesses occur together or in situations where the diagnosis may be obscure. Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients. Immunize patients to protect them from preventable diseases. Manage and treat common health problems, such as

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other; Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other; Art Therapy/Therapist; Asian Bodywork Therapy; Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences; Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist; Biostatistics; Blood Bank Technology Specialist; Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist; Chiropractic (DC); Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist; Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant; Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician; Communication Disorders, General; Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist; Dance Therapy/Therapist; Dental Assisting/Assistant; Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD); Dental Hygiene/Hygienist; Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician; Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other; Dentistry (DDS, DMD); Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician; Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician; Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist; Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic); Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Health Occupations Teacher Education; Health/Medical Physics; Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other; Hematology Technology/Technician; Hypnotherapy/Hypnotherapist; Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage; Medical Radiologic Technology/Science—Radiation Therapist; Music Therapy/Therapist; Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist; Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene; Occupational Therapist Assistant; Occupational Therapy/Therapist; Orthotist/Prosthetist; Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist; Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD, BS/BPharm [Canada]); Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD); Pharmacy Technician/Assistant; Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other; Physical Therapist Assistant; Physical Therapy/Therapist; Physician Assistant; Pre-Dentistry Studies; Pre-Medicine/ Pre-Medical Studies; Pre-Nursing Studies; others.

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infections, influenza, and pneumonia, as well as serious, chronic, and complex illnesses, in adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Monitor patients’ conditions and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary. Prescribe or administer medication, therapy, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury. Provide and manage longterm, comprehensive medical care, including diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases, for adult patients in an office or hospital. Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary. Treat internal disorders, such as hypertension; heart disease; diabetes; and problems of the lung, brain, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract. Advise surgeon of a patient’s risk status and recommend appropriate intervention to minimize risk. Conduct research to develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury. Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff. Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems. SKILLS—Science; Reading Comprehension; Systems Evaluation; Active Learning; Judgment and Decision Making; Management of Personnel Resources; Social Perceptiveness; Systems Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anesthesiologists; Family and General Practitioners; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Medical Assistants; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pediatricians, General; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physician Assistants; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Psychiatrists; Registered Nurses; Surgeons; Surgical Technologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Cardiology; Critical Care Medicine; Endocrinology and Metabolism; Gastroenterology; Geriatric Medicine; Hematology; Infectious Disease; Internal Medicine; Nephrology; Neurology; Nuclear Medicine; Oncology; Pulmonary Disease; Rheumatol-

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Market Research Analysts Personality Code: IE ) Growth: 23.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 18,000 ) Annual Earnings: $54,670 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 7.3% ) Part-Time: 11.7% )

Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas to determine potential sales of a product or service. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution. May use survey results to create a marketing campaign based on regional preferences and buying habits. Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand. Conduct research on consumer opinions and marketing strategies, collaborating with marketing professionals, statisticians, pollsters, and other professionals. Develop and implement procedures for identifying advertising needs. Devise and evaluate methods and procedures for collecting data (such as surveys, opinion polls, or questionnaires) or arrange to obtain existing data. Forecast and track marketing and sales trends, analyzing collected data. Gather data on competitors and analyze their prices, sales, and method of marketing and distribution. Measure and assess customer and employee satisfaction. Measure the effectiveness of marketing, advertising, and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


__________________________________Investigative Jobs: Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary

GOE—Interest Area: 13. General Management and Support. Work Group: 13.02. Management Support. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Accountants; Accountants and Auditors; Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate; Appraisers, Real Estate; Assessors; Auditors; Budget Analysts; Business Operations Specialists, All Other; Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators; Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance; Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists; Cost Estimators; Credit Analysts; Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service; Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists; Financial Analysts; Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other; Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators; Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage; Insurance Underwriters; Loan Counselors; Loan Officers; Logisticians; Management Analysts; Personnel Recruiters; Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products; Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products; Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents; Training and Development Specialists; Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Applied Economics; Business/Managerial Economics; Econometrics and Quantitative Economics; Economics, General; International Economics;

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Marketing Research. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Sales and Marketing; Psychology; Mathematics; Economics and Accounting; Computers and Electronics; Food Production.

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary Personality Code: IS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $50,910 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in books, professional journals, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Per-

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communications programs and strategies. Monitor industry statistics and follow trends in trade literature. Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text. Attend staff conferences to provide management with information and proposals concerning the promotion, distribution, design, and pricing of company products or services. Direct trained survey interviewers. Seek and provide information to help companies determine their position in the marketplace. SKILLS—Programming; Writing; Systems Analysis; Mathematics; Operations Analysis; Systems Evaluation; Monitoring; Active Learning; Complex Problem Solving.

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form administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as linear algebra, differential equations, and discrete mathematics. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. SKILLS—Mathematics; Instructing; Learning Strategies; Active Learning; Reading Comprehension; Writing; Critical Thinking; Speaking. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psycholo212

gists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Algebra and Number Theory; Analysis and Functional Analysis; Applied Mathematics; Business Statistics; Geometry/Geometric Analysis; Logic; Mathematical Statistics and Probability; Mathemat50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


____________________________________Investigative Jobs: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

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Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff. Analyze laboratory findings to check accuracy of results. Conduct chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal and abnormal components. Operate, calibrate, and maintain equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, and computercontrolled analyzers. Enter data from analysis of medical tests and clinical results into computer for storage. Analyze samples of biological material for chemical content or reaction. Establish and monitor programs to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results. Set up, clean, and maintain laboratory equipment. Provide technical information about test results to physicians, family members, and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

researchers. Supervise, train, and direct lab assistants, medical and clinical laboratory technicians and technologists, and other medical laboratory workers engaged in laboratory testing. Develop, standardize, evaluate, and modify procedures, techniques, and tests used in the analysis of specimens and in medical laboratory experiments. Cultivate, isolate, and assist in identifying microbial organisms and perform various tests on these microorganisms. Study blood samples to determine the number of cells and their morphology, as well as the blood group, type, and compatibility for transfusion purposes, using microscopic technique. Obtain, cut, stain, and mount biological material on slides for microscopic study and diagnosis, following standard laboratory procedures. Select and prepare specimen and media for cell culture, using aseptic technique and knowledge of medium components and cell requirements. Conduct medical research under direction of microbiologist or biochemist. Harvest cell cultures at optimum time based on knowledge of cell cycle differences and culture conditions. SKILLS—Equipment Maintenance; Operation Monitoring; Quality Control Analysis; Science; Troubleshooting; Instructing; Repairing; Operation and Control. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.05. Medical Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians; Diagnostic Medical Sonographers; Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians; Medical Equipment Preparers; Nuclear Medicine Technologists; Orthotists and Prosthetists; Radiologic Technicians; Radiologic Technologists; Radiologic Technologists and Technicians.

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ics and Statistics, Other; Mathematics, General; Mathematics, Other; Statistics, General; Topology and Foundations. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Mathematics; Education and Training; English Language; Clerical Studies; Communications and Media; Administration and Management.

EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/ Technologist; Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other; Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist; Cytotechnology/ Cytotechnologist; Histologic Technology/

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Histotechnologist; Renal/Dialysis Technologist/ Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Biology; Chemistry; Computers and Electronics; Public Safety and Security; Customer and Personal Service; Mathematics.

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 26.9% ) Annual Job Openings: 6,000 ) Annual Earnings: $59,210 ) Education/Training Required: Doctoral degree ) Self-Employed: 1.7% ) Part-Time: 8.8% )

Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation or other research, production, technical writing, or related activities. Prepare and analyze organ, tissue, and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms or to study cell structure. Standardize drug dosages, methods of immunization, and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds. Confer with health department, industry personnel, physicians, and others to develop health safety standards and public health improvement programs. Study animal and human health and physiological processes. Consult with and advise physicians, educators, researchers, and others regarding medical applications of physics, biology, and chemistry. Teach principles of medicine and medical and laboratory procedures to physicians, residents, students, and technicians. Use equipment such as atomic absorption spectrometers, electron microscopes, flow cytometers, and chromatography systems. Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation, and procedures for medical 214

application, analyzing data and presenting findings. Evaluate effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites, and microorganisms at various levels. Follow strict safety procedures when handling toxic materials to avoid contamination. Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites. Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease. SKILLS—Instructing; Science; Active Learning; Systems Evaluation; Writing; Systems Analysis; Reading Comprehension; Service Orientation. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.03. Life Sciences. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agricultural and Food Science Technicians; Agricultural Technicians; Animal Scientists; Biochemists; Biochemists and Biophysicists; Biological Scientists, All Other; Biologists; Biophysicists; Conservation Scientists; Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health; Epidemiologists; Food Science Technicians; Food Scientists and Technologists; Foresters; Life Scientists, All Other; Microbiologists; Plant Scientists; Range Managers; Soil and Plant Scientists; Soil Conservationists; Soil Scientists; Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Anatomy; Biochemistry; Biomedical Sciences, General; Biophysics; Biostatistics; Cardiovascular Science; Cell Physiology; Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology; Endocrinology; Environmental Toxicology; Epidemiology; Exercise Physiology; Human/Medical Genetics; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology; Medical Scientist (MS, PhD); Molecular Biology; Molecular Pharmacology; Molecular Physiology; Molecular Toxicology; Neurobiology and Neurophysiology; Neuropharmacology; Oncology and Cancer Biology; Pathology/Experimental Pathology; Pharmacology; Pharmacology and Toxicology; Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other; Physiology, General; Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other; Reproductive Biology; Toxicology; Vision Science/Physiological Optics. RELATED KNOWL50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


__________________________________________________Investigative Jobs: Natural Sciences Managers

Natural Sciences Managers Personality Code: IE ) Growth: 11.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 5,000 ) Annual Earnings: $85,860 ) Education/Training Required: Work experience plus degree ) Self-Employed: 1.2% ) Part-Time: 0.9% )

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, and others to plan and review projects and to provide technical assistance. Design and coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, and testing. Determine scientific and technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management and make detailed plans to accomplish these goals. Develop and implement policies, standards, and procedures for the architectural, scientific, and technical work performed to ensure regulatory compliance and operations enhancement. Plan and direct research, development, and production activities. Prepare project proposals. Advise and assist in obtaining patents or meeting other legal requirements. Conduct own research in field of expertise. Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status. Develop innovative technology and train staff for its implementation. Hire, supervise, and evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, and other staff. Prepare and administer 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

budget, approve and review expenditures, and prepare financial reports. Recruit personnel and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence. Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, and operational reports. Make presentations at professional meetings to further knowledge in the field. Provide for stewardship of plant and animal resources and habitats, studying land use; monitoring animal populations; and/or providing shelter, resources, and medical treatment for animals. SKILLS—Management of Material Resources; Management of Financial Resources; Science; Management of Personnel Resources; Coordination; Systems Analysis; Systems Evaluation; Time Management. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.01. Managerial Work in Science, Math, and Engineering. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Computer and Information Systems Managers; Engineering Managers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Acoustics; Algebra and Number Theory; Analysis and Functional Analysis; Analytical Chemistry; Anatomy; Animal Genetics; Animal Physiology; Applied Mathematics; Applied Mathematics, Other; Astronomy; Astrophysics; Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology; Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics; Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General; Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other; Atomic/Molecular Physics; Biochemistry; Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other; Biological and Physical Sciences; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Biometry/ Biometrics; Biophysics; Biopsychology; Biostatistics; Biotechnology; Botany/Plant Biology; Botany/Plant Biology, Other; Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other; Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology; Chemical Physics; Chemistry, General; Chemistry, Other; Computational Mathematics; Ecology; Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology, Other; Elementary Particle Physics; Entomology; Evolutionary Biology; Geochemistry; Geochemistry and Petrology; Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other;

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EDGE/COURSES—Biology; Medicine and Dentistry; Chemistry; Mathematics; Education and Training; Communications and Media.

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Geology/Earth Science, General; Geometry/Geometric Analysis; Geophysics and Seismology; Hydrology and Water Resources Science; Immunology; Inorganic Chemistry; Logic; Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography; Mathematics and Computer Science; Mathematics and Statistics, Other; Mathematics, General; Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology; Meteorology; Microbiology, General; Molecular Biology; Natural Sciences; Neuroscience; Nuclear Physics; Nutrition Sciences; Oceanography, Chemical and Physical; Operations Research; Optics/Optical Sciences; Organic Chemistry; Paleontology; Parasitology; Pathology/Experimental Pathology; Pharmacology; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Physical Sciences; Physical Sciences, Other; Physics, General; Physics, Other; Planetary Astronomy and Science; Plant Genetics; Plant Pathology/Phytopathology; Plant Physiology; Plasma and High-Temperature Physics; Polymer Chemistry; others. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Chemistry; Administration and Management; Economics and Accounting; Physics; Law and Government; Mathematics.

Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 57.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 29,000 ) Annual Earnings: $59,120 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 23.6% ) Part-Time: 7.9% )

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data communications systems. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. Research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Includes telecommunications specialists who deal with the interfacing of computer and communications equipment. May supervise computer programmers. Maintain needed files by adding and deleting files on the network server and backing up files to guarantee their safety in the event of problems with the network. Monitor system performance and provide security measures, troubleshooting, and maintenance as needed. Assist users in diagnosing and solving data communication problems. Set up user accounts, regulating and monitoring file access to ensure confidentiality and proper use. Design and implement network configurations, network architecture (including hardware and software technology, site locations, and integration of technologies), and systems. Maintain the peripherals, such as printers, that are connected to the network. Identify areas of operation that need upgraded equipment such as modems, fiber-optic cables, and telephone wires. Train users in use of equipment. Develop and write procedures for installation, use, and troubleshooting of communications hardware and software. Adapt and modify existing software to meet specific needs. Work with other engineers, systems analysts, programmers, technicians, scientists, and top-level managers in the design, testing, and evaluation of systems. Test and evaluate hardware and software to determine efficiency, reliability, and compatibility with existing system and make purchase recommendations. Read technical manuals and brochures to determine which equipment meets establishment requirements. Consult customers, visit workplaces, or conduct surveys to determine present and future user needs. Visit vendors, attend conferences or training, and study technical journals to keep up with changes in technology. SKILLS—Installation; Troubleshooting; Technology Design; Management of Material Resources; Systems Analysis; Systems Evaluation; Operations Analysis; Equipment Maintenance. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.06. Mathematics and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Computers. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Computer and Information Scientists, Research; Computer Programmers; Computer Security Specialists; Computer Specialists, All Other; Computer Support Specialists; Computer Systems Analysts; Database Administrators; Network and Computer Systems Administrators. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer and Information Systems Security; Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst; Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications; Information Technology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Customer and Personal Service; Computers and Electronics; Telecommunications; Education and Training; Engineering and Technology; Design.

Obstetricians and Gynecologists Personality Code: I ) Growth: 19.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 38,000 ) Annual Earnings: more than $145,600 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 16.9% ) Part-Time: 8.1% )

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, especially those affecting the reproductive system and the process of childbirth. Conduct research to develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury. Consult with, or provide consulting services to, other physicians. Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff. Plan, implement, or administer health programs in hospitals, businesses, or

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communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses. Prepare government and organizational reports on birth, death, and disease statistics; workforce evaluations; or the medical status of individuals. Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention. Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient. Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal, and post-natal periods. Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical histories, reports, and examination results. Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients. Monitor patients’ condition and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary. Perform cesarean sections or other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients’ health and deliver babies safely. Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury. Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary. Treat diseases of female organs. SKILLS—Science; Reading Comprehension; Systems Evaluation; Active Learning; Judgment and Decision Making; Management of Personnel Resources; Social Perceptiveness; Systems Analysis.

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______________________________________________Investigative Jobs: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anesthesiologists; Family and General Practitioners; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Internists, General; Medical Assistants; Pediatricians, General; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physician Assistants; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Psychiatrists; Registered Nurses; Surgeons; Surgical Technologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES —Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Therapy and Counseling; Chemistry; Administration and Management; Personnel and Human Resources; Physics.

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Optometrists Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 17.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $85,430 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree

EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Optometry (OD). RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Psychology; Customer and Personal Service; Personnel and Human Resources; Sales and Marketing.

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Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions. Examine eyes, using observation, instruments, and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus, and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness. Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan. Prescribe, supply, fit, and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids. Prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit. Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements, and safety factors. Consult with and refer patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary. Remove foreign bodies from the eye. Provide patients undergoing eye surgeries, such as cataract and laser vision correction, with pre- and post-operative care. Prescribe therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision. Provide vision therapy and low vision rehabilitation. SKILLS—Science; Persuasion; Judgment and Decision Making; Management of Personnel Resources; Service Orientation; Active Listening; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Instructing. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.04. Health Specialties. 218

Other Jobs in This Work Group: Chiropractors; Opticians, Dispensing; Podiatrists.

Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 4.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 7,000 ) Annual Earnings: $120,330 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 39.9% ) Part-Time: 22.3% )

Perform surgery on mouth, jaws, and related head and neck structure to execute difficult and multiple extractions of teeth, to remove tumors and other abnormal growths, to correct abnormal jaw relations by mandibular or maxillary revision, to prepare mouth for insertion of dental prosthesis, or to treat fractured jaws. Administer general and local anesthetics. Collaborate with other professionals such as restorative dentists and orthodontists in order to plan treatment. Perform surgery on the mouth and jaws in order to treat conditions such as cleft lip and palate and jaw growth problems. Perform surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants and to aid in the regeneration of deficient bone and gum tissues. Provide emergency treatment of facial injuries, including facial lacerations, intraoral lacerations, and fractured facial bones. Remove impacted, damaged, and non-restorable teeth. Remove tumors and other abnormal growths of the oral and facial regions, using surgical instruments. 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Restore form and function by moving skin, bone, nerves, and other tissues from other parts of the body in order to reconstruct the jaws and face. Evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth in order to determine whether problems exist currently or might occur in the future. Perform minor cosmetic procedures such as chin and cheek-bone enhancements and minor facial rejuvenation procedures including the use of Botox and laser technology. Treat infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws, and neck. Treat problems affecting the oral mucosa, such as mouth ulcers and infections. Treat snoring problems, using laser surgery. SKILLS— Science; Reading Comprehension; Judgment and Decision Making; Critical Thinking; Active Learning; Learning Strategies; Service Orientation; Monitoring. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.03. Dentistry. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Dental Assistants; Dental Hygienists; Dentists, All Other Specialists; Dentists, General; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Orthodontists; Prosthodontists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Dental/Oral Surgery Specialty; Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Cert, MS, PhD). RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Chemistry; Biology; Psychology; Therapy and Counseling; English Language.

Orthodontists Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 4.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 7,000 ) Annual Earnings: $120,330 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 39.9% ) Part-Time: 22.3% )

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Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance. Adjust dental appliances periodically in order to produce and maintain normal function. Coordinate orthodontic services with other dental and medical services. Design and fabricate appliances, such as space maintainers, retainers, and labial and lingual arch wires. Diagnose teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities. Examine patients in order to assess abnormalities of jaw development, tooth position, and other dental-facial structures. Fit dental appliances in patients’ mouths in order to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws and to realign teeth. Prepare diagnostic and treatment records. Provide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates. Study diagnostic records such as medical/dental histories, plaster models of the teeth, photos of a patient’s face and teeth, and X rays in order to develop patient treatment plans. Instruct dental officers and technical assistants in orthodontic procedures and techniques. SKILLS—Science; Technology Design; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Service Orientation; Operations Analysis; Critical Thinking; Complex Problem Solving; Equipment Selection; Judgment and Decision Making.

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GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.03. Dentistry. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Dental Assistants; Dental Hygienists; Dentists, All Other Specialists; Dentists, General; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Prosthodontists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Orthodontics Specialty; Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD). RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Therapy and Counseling; Chemistry; Administration and Management; Design.

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Pediatricians, General Personality Code: I ) Growth: 19.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 38,000 ) Annual Earnings: $134,170 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree )

Self-Employed: 16.9% ) Part-Time: 8.1% )

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent children’s diseases and injuries. Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention. Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results. Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development. Examine patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis. Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians. Monitor patients’ condition and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary. Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents. Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children. Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary. Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns. Conduct research to study anatomy and develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury. Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff. Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems. Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospital, business, or community for infor220

mation, prevention, or treatment of injury or illness. Provide consulting services to other physicians. Prepare reports for government or management of birth, death, and disease statistics; workforce evaluations; or medical status of individuals. SKILLS— Science; Reading Comprehension; Systems Evaluation; Active Learning; Judgment and Decision Making; Management of Personnel Resources; Social Perceptiveness; Systems Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anesthesiologists; Family and General Practitioners; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Internists, General; Medical Assistants; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physician Assistants; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Psychiatrists; Registered Nurses; Surgeons; Surgical Technologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Child/Pediatric Neurology; Family Medicine; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Endocrinology; Pediatric Hemato-Oncology; Pediatric Nephrology; Pediatric Orthopedics; Pediatric Surgery; Pediatrics. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Therapy and Counseling; Chemistry; Administration and Management; Personnel and Human Resources; Physics.

Pharmacists Personality Code: IC ) Growth: 30.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 23,000 ) Annual Earnings: $80,530 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 3.4% ) Part-Time: 17.3% )

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clinics or for HMOs, dispensing prescriptions, serving as a medical team consultant, or specializing in specific drug therapy areas such as oncology or nuclear pharmacotherapy. SKILLS—Instructing; Social Perceptiveness; Reading Comprehension; Active Listening; Critical Thinking; Science; Speaking; Active Learning. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anesthesiologists; Family and General Practitioners; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Internists, General; Medical Assistants; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pediatricians, General; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physician Assistants; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Psychiatrists; Registered Nurses; Surgeons; Surgical Technologists.

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Compound and dispense medications, following prescriptions issued by physicians, dentists, or other authorized medical practitioners. Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability. Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage. Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions. Order and purchase pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies, and drugs, maintaining stock and storing and handling it properly. Maintain records such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, and registries of poisons, narcotics, and controlled drugs. Provide specialized services to help patients manage conditions such as diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, or high blood pressure. Advise customers on the selection of medication brands, medical equipment, and health-care supplies. Collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of drugs and drug regimens, providing advice on drug applications and characteristics. Compound and dispense medications as prescribed by doctors and dentists by calculating, weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients or oversee these activities. Offer health promotion and prevention activities, for example, training people to use devices such as blood pressure or diabetes monitors. Refer patients to other health professionals and agencies when appropriate. Prepare sterile solutions and infusions for use in surgical procedures, emergency rooms, or patients’ homes. Plan, implement, and maintain procedures for mixing, packaging, and labeling pharmaceuticals according to policy and legal requirements to ensure quality, security, and proper disposal. Assay radiopharmaceuticals, verify rates of disintegration, and calculate the volume required to produce the desired results to ensure proper dosages. Manage pharmacy operations, hiring and supervising staff, performing administrative duties, and buying and selling nonpharmaceutical merchandise. Work in hospitals or

EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Clinical and Industrial Drug Development (MS, PhD); Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy (MS, PhD); Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences (MS, PhD); Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD); Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy (MS, PhD); Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD); Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics (MS, PhD); Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD, BS/BPharm [Canada]); Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD); Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Chemistry; Customer and Personal Service; Psychology; Therapy and Counseling; Mathematics.

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Physician Assistants Personality Code: IS ) Growth: 48.9% ) Annual Job Openings: 7,000 ) Annual Earnings: $65,670 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree )

Self-Employed: 0.8% ) Part-Time: 16.3% )

Under the supervision of a physician, provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants. Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition. Interpret diagnostic test results for deviations from normal. Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients. Obtain, compile, and record patient medical data, including health history, progress notes, and results of physical examination. Administer or order diagnostic tests, such as X-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests. Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval. Perform therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management. Instruct and counsel patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures. Supervise and coordinate activities of technicians and technical assistants. Visit and observe patients on hospital rounds or house calls, updating charts, ordering therapy, and reporting back to physician. SKILLS—Social Perceptiveness; Science; Instructing; Critical Thinking; Reading Comprehension; Time Management; Active Listening; Active Learning. 222

GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anesthesiologists; Family and General Practitioners; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Internists, General; Medical Assistants; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pediatricians, General; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Psychiatrists; Registered Nurses; Surgeons; Surgical Technologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Physician Assistant. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Psychology; Therapy and Counseling; Customer and Personal Service; Chemistry.

Physics Teachers, Postsecondary Personality Code: IS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $62,880 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as quantum mechanics, particle physics, and optics. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Supervise students’ laboratory work. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. SKILLS—Science; Instructing; Writing; Learning Strategies; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Critical Thinking; Complex Problem Solving; Judgment and Decision Making. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsec50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

ondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and

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Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Acoustics; Atomic/Molecular Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Nuclear Physics; Optics/Optical Sciences; Physics, General; Physics, Other; Plasma and High-Temperature Physics; Solid State and Low-Temperature Physics; Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Physics; Education and Training; Mathematics; English Language; Administration and Management; Chemistry.

Prosthodontists Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 4.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 7,000 ) Annual Earnings: $120,330 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 39.9% ) Part-Time: 22.3% )

Construct oral prostheses to replace missing teeth and other oral structures to correct natural and acquired deformation of mouth and jaws; to restore and maintain oral function, such as chewing and speaking; and to improve appearance. Repair, reline, and/or rebase dentures. Treat facial pain and jaw joint problems. Use bonding technology on the surface of the teeth in order to change tooth shape or to close gaps. Collaborate with general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals in order to develop solutions to dental and oral health concerns. Design and fabricate dental prostheses or supervise dental technicians and laboratory bench workers who construct the devices. Fit prostheses to patients, making any necessary adjust224

ments and modifications. Measure and take impressions of patients’ jaws and teeth in order to determine the shape and size of dental prostheses, using face bows, dental articulators, recording devices, and other materials. Replace missing teeth and associated oral structures with permanent fixtures, such as crowns and bridges, or removable fixtures, such as dentures. Restore function and aesthetics to traumatic injury victims or to individuals with diseases or birth defects. Bleach discolored teeth in order to brighten and whiten them. Place veneers onto teeth in order to conceal defects. SKILLS—Science; Technology Design; Reading Comprehension; Critical Thinking; Judgment and Decision Making; Service Orientation; Equipment Selection; Mathematics; Active Learning; Operations Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.03. Dentistry. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Dental Assistants; Dental Hygienists; Dentists, All Other Specialists; Dentists, General; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Orthodontists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Prosthodontics Specialty; Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD). RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Chemistry; Biology; English Language; Design.

Psychiatrists Personality Code: IA ) Growth: 19.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 38,000 ) Annual Earnings: $133,970 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 16.9% ) Part-Time: 8.1% )

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GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anesthesiologists; Family and General Practitioners; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Internists, General; Medical Assistants; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pediatricians, General; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physician Assistants; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Registered Nurses; Surgeons; Surgical Technologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Child Psychiatry; Physical Medical and Rehabilitation/Psychiatry; Psychiatry. RELATED 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Therapy and Counseling; Medicine and Dentistry; Psychology; Biology; Philosophy and Theology; Sociology and Anthropology.

Respiratory Therapists Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 34.8% ) Annual Job Openings: 10,000 ) Annual Earnings: $41,150 ) Education/Training Required: Associate’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0% ) Part-Time: 15.5% )

Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment. Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment. Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage, and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method, and duration of therapy; precautions to be taken; and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians’ orders. Monitor patient’s physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur. Read prescription, measure arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patient condition. Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to manage patient care. Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians’ orders. Maintain charts

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Diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind. Analyze and evaluate patient data and test or examination findings to diagnose nature and extent of mental disorder. Prescribe, direct, and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress. Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social and medical history obtained from patients, relatives, and other professionals. Counsel outpatients and other patients during office visits. Design individualized care plans, using a variety of treatments. Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patient to provide information on general physical condition and mental disorder. Advise and inform guardians, relatives, and significant others of patients’ conditions and treatment. Review and evaluate treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists and medical professionals. Teach, conduct research, and publish findings to increase understanding of mental, emotional, and behavioral states and disorders. Prepare and submit case reports and summaries to government and mental health agencies. Serve on committees to promote and maintain community mental health services and delivery systems. SKILLS—Social Perceptiveness; Persuasion; Active Learning; Science; Active Listening; Negotiation; Critical Thinking; Learning Strategies; Complex Problem Solving.

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that contain patients’ pertinent identification and therapy information. Inspect, clean, test, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary. Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment. Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears. Relay blood analysis results to a physician. Perform pulmonary function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results in therapy. Perform bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises. Demonstrate respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel. Teach, train, supervise, and utilize the assistance of students, respiratory therapy technicians, and assistants. Use a variety of testing techniques to assist doctors in cardiac and pulmonary research and to diagnose disorders. Make emergency visits to resolve equipment problems. Conduct tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing, and lung capacity tests, to evaluate patients’ cardiopulmonary functions. SKILLS— Instructing; Science; Active Learning; Service Orientation; Time Management; Reading Comprehension; Troubleshooting; Mathematics. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.06. Medical Therapy. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Audiologists; Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other; Massage Therapists; Occupational Therapist Aides; Occupational Therapist Assistants; Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapist Aides; Physical Therapist Assistants; Physical Therapists; Radiation Therapists; Recreational Therapists; Respiratory Therapy Technicians; Speech-Language Pathologists; Therapists, All Other. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Customer and Personal Service; Medicine and Dentistry; Psychology; Biology; Education and Training; Chemistry.

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Surgeons Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 19.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 38,000 ) Annual Earnings: more than $145,600 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree )

Self-Employed: 16.9% ) Part-Time: 8.1% )

Treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive methods, such as manual manipulation or by using instruments and appliances. Analyze patient’s medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation’s necessity and to determine best procedure. Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient’s operative area. Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff. Examine patient to provide information on medical condition and surgical risk. Follow established surgical techniques during the operation. Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients’ functions. Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary. Conduct research to develop and test surgical techniques that can improve operating procedures and outcomes. Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility. Manage surgery services, including planning, scheduling, and coordination; determination of procedures; and procurement of supplies and equipment. Prepare case histories. Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons. Diagnose bodily disorders and orthopedic conditions and provide treatments such as medicines and surgeries in clinics, hospital wards, and operating rooms. SKILLS—Science; Management of Personnel Resources; Systems Evaluation; Judgment and Decision Making; Systems 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Analysis; Reading Comprehension; Operation and Control; Coordination. GOE—Interest Area: 14. Medical and Health Services. Work Group: 14.02. Medicine and Surgery. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Anesthesiologists; Family and General Practitioners; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other; Internists, General; Medical Assistants; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pediatricians, General; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Aides; Pharmacy Technicians; Physician Assistants; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other; Psychiatrists; Registered Nurses; Surgical Technologists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics (Orthopedic Surgery); Colon and Rectal Surgery; Critical Care Surgery; General Surgery; Hand Surgery; Neurological Surgery/Neurosurgery; Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine; Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery; Otolaryngology; Pediatric Orthopedics; Pediatric Surgery; Plastic Surgery; Sports Medicine; Thoracic Surgery; Urology; Vascular Surgery. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Chemistry; Administration and Management; Therapy and Counseling; Physics; Psychology.

Veterinarians Personality Code: IR ) Growth: 25.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 4,000 ) Annual Earnings: $64,750 ) Education/Training Required: First professional degree ) Self-Employed: 27.7% ) Part-Time: 10.6% )

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istration, technical writing, sale or production of commercial products, or rendering of technical services to commercial firms or other organizations. Includes veterinarians who inspect livestock. Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries. Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery. Inoculate animals against various diseases such as rabies and distemper. Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis. Operate diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment and interpret the resulting images. Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of animals. Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans. Train and supervise workers who handle and care for animals. Provide care to a wide range of animals or specialize in a particular species, such as horses or exotic birds. Euthanize animals. Establish and conduct quarantine and testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans and that comply with applicable government regulations. Conduct postmortem studies and analyses to determine the causes of animals’ deaths. Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, and maintaining business records. Direct the overall operations of animal hospitals, clinics, or mobile services to farms. Drive mobile clinic vans to farms so that health problems can be treated and/or prevented. Specialize in a particular type of treatment such as dentistry, pathology, nutrition, surgery, microbiology, or internal medicine. Inspect and test horses, sheep, poultry, and other animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases. Plan and execute animal nutrition and reproduction programs. Research diseases to which animals could be susceptible. Inspect animal housing facilities to determine their cleanliness and adequacy. Determine the effects of drug therapies, antibiotics, or new surgical techniques by testing them on animals. SKILLS—Science; Instructing; Management of Financial Resources; Reading Comprehension;

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Active Learning; Service Orientation; Complex Problem Solving; Judgment and Decision Making; Time Management; Management of Personnel Resources. GOE—Interest Area: 03. Plants and Animals. Work Group: 03.02. Animal Care and Training. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agricultural Workers, All Other; Animal Breeders; Animal Trainers; Nonfarm Animal Caretakers; Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers; Veterinary Technologists and Technicians. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine (Cert, MS, PhD); Laboratory Animal Medicine; Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine (Cert, MS, PhD); Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine (Cert, MS, PhD); Theriogenology; Veterinary Anatomy (Cert, MS, PhD); Veterinary Anesthesiology; Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Other (Cert, MS, PhD); Veterinary Dentistry; Veterinary Dermatol-

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ogy; Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine; Veterinary Infectious Diseases (Cert, MS, PhD); Veterinary Internal Medicine; Veterinary Medicine (DVM); Veterinary Microbiology; Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology (Cert, MS, PhD); Veterinary Nutrition; Veterinary Ophthalmology; Veterinary Pathology; Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology (Cert, MS, PhD); Veterinary Physiology (Cert, MS, PhD); Veterinary Practice; Veterinary Preventive Medicine; Veterinary Preventive Medicine Epidemiology and Public Health (Cert, MS, PhD); Veterinary Radiology; Veterinary Residency Programs, Other; Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General (Cert, MS, PhD); Veterinary Surgery; Veterinary Toxicology; Veterinary Toxicology and Pharmacology (Cert, MS, PhD); Zoological Medicine. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Medicine and Dentistry; Biology; Customer and Personal Service; Chemistry; Sales and Marketing; Education and Training.

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Artistic Jobs Actors Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 17.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 ) Annual Earnings: $26,460 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 17.4% ) Part-Time: 28.2% )

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing. Attend auditions and casting calls in order to audition for roles. Collaborate with other actors as part of an ensemble. Learn about characters in scripts and their relationships to each other in order to develop role interpretations. Perform humorous and serious interpretations of emotions, actions, and situations, using body movements, facial expressions, and gestures. Portray and interpret roles, using speech, gestures, and body movements in order to entertain, inform, or instruct radio, film, television, or live audiences. Sing and/or dance during dramatic or comedic performances. Study and rehearse roles from scripts in order to interpret, learn, and memorize lines, stunts, and cues as directed. Work closely with directors, other actors, and playwrights to find the interpretation most suited to the role. Manipulate strings, wires, rods, or fingers to animate puppets or dummies in synchronization with talking, singing, or recorded programs. Perform original and stock tricks of illusion to entertain and mystify audiences, occasionally including audi-

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ence members as participants. Promote productions using means such as interviews about plays or movies. Read from scripts or books to narrate action or to inform or entertain audiences, utilizing few or no stage props. Tell jokes; perform comic dances, songs and skits; impersonate mannerisms and voices of others; contort face; and use other devices to amuse audiences. Work with other crewmembers responsible for lighting, costumes, makeup, and props. Write original or adapted material for dramas, comedies, puppet shows, narration, or other performances. Construct puppets and ventriloquist dummies and sew accessory clothing, using hand tools and machines. Dress in comical clown costumes and makeup and perform comedy routines to entertain audiences. Introduce performances and performers in order to stimulate excitement and coordinate smooth transition of acts during events. Prepare and perform action stunts for motion picture, television, or stage productions. SKILLS— Speaking; Monitoring; Social Perceptiveness; Repairing; Coordination; Active Learning; Reading Comprehension; Equipment Maintenance.

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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.05. Performing Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Choreographers; Composers; Dancers; Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Music Arrangers and Orchestrators; Music Directors; Music Directors and Composers; Musicians and Singers; Musicians, Instrumental; Public Address System and Other Announcers; Radio and Television Announcers; Singers; Talent Directors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Acting; Directing and Theatrical Production; Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General; Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Communications and Media; English Language.

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Advertising and Promotions Managers Personality Code: AE Growth: 25.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 13,000 ) Annual Earnings: $60,350 ) Education/Training Required: Work experience plus degree ) )

Self-Employed: 2.4% ) Part-Time: 7.5% )

Plan and direct advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis. Prepare budgets and submit estimates for program costs as part of campaign plan development. Plan and prepare advertising and promotional material to increase sales of products or services, working with customers, company officials, sales departments and advertising agencies. Assist with annual budget development. Inspect layouts and advertising copy and edit scripts, audio and video tapes, and other promotional material for adherence to specifications. Coordinate activities of departments, such as sales, graphic arts, media, finance, and research. Prepare and negotiate advertising and sales contracts. Identify and develop contacts for promotional campaigns and industry programs that meet identified buyer targets such as dealers, distributors, or consumers. Gather and organize information to plan advertising campaigns. Confer with department heads and/or staff to discuss topics such as contracts, selection of advertising media, or product to be advertised. Confer with clients to provide marketing or technical advice. Monitor and analyze sales promotion results to determine cost effectiveness of promotion campaigns. Read trade journals and professional litera-

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ture to stay informed on trends, innovations, and changes that affect media planning. Formulate plans to extend business with established accounts and to transact business as agent for advertising accounts. Provide presentation and product demonstration support during the introduction of new products and services to field staff and customers. Direct, motivate, and monitor the mobilization of a campaign team to advance campaign goals. Plan and execute advertising policies and strategies for organizations. Track program budgets and expenses and campaign response rates to evaluate each campaign based on program objectives and industry norms. Assemble and communicate with a strong, diverse coalition of organizations and/or public figures, securing their cooperation, support and action, to further campaign goals. Train and direct workers engaged in developing and producing advertisements. Coordinate with the media to disseminate advertising. SKILLS—Service Orientation; Management of Financial Resources; Persuasion; Negotiation; Time Management; Coordination; Management of Personnel Resources; Monitoring. GOE—Interest Area: 10. Sales and Marketing. Work Group: 10.01. Managerial Work in Sales and Marketing. Other Jobs in This Work Group: FirstLine Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers; First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers; Marketing Managers; Sales Managers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Advertising; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Public Relations/Image Management. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Sales and Marketing; Customer and Personal Service; Communications and Media; Production and Processing; Design; Clerical Studies.

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Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Personality Code: AR Growth: 17.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 ) Annual Earnings: $57,950 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) )

Self-Employed: 21.4% ) Part-Time: 5.5% )

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property. Prepare information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time. Consult with client to determine functional and spatial requirements of structure. Direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents. Plan layout of project. Prepare contract documents for building contractors. Prepare scale drawings. Integrate engineering element into unified design. Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans. Administer construction contracts. Represent client in obtaining bids and awarding construction contracts. SKILLS—Operations Analysis; Management of Financial Resources; Coordination; Management of Personnel Resources; Negotiation; Complex Problem Solving; Persuasion; Active Learning. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.07. Engineering. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineers; Agricultural Engineers; Biomedical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Civil Engineers; Computer Hardware Engineers; Computer Software Engineers, Applications; Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software; Electrical Engineers; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer; Engineers, All Other; 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Environmental Engineers; Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors; Industrial Engineers; Industrial Safety and Health Engineers; Landscape Architects; Marine Architects; Marine Engineers; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects; Materials Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers; Nuclear Engineers; Petroleum Engineers; Product Safety Engineers; Sales Engineers.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Architectural History and Criticism, General; Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD); Architecture and Related Services, Other; Environmental Design/Architecture. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Building and Construction; Design; Engineering and Technology; Law and Government; Public Safety and Security; Fine Arts.

Art Directors Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 11.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 ) Annual Earnings: $62,260 ) Education/Training Required: Work experience plus degree ) Self-Employed: 53.6% ) Part-Time: 23.1% )

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches, and direct workers engaged in art work, layout design, and copy writing for visual communications media, such as magazines, books, newspapers, and packaging. Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach, and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video and sound. 231


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Review and approve proofs of printed copy and art and copy materials developed by staff members. Manage own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements. Confer with creative, art, copy-writing, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts, and to coordinate creative activities. Present final layouts to clients for approval. Confer with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques. Hire, train and direct staff members who develop design concepts into art layouts or who prepare layouts for printing. Work with creative directors to develop design solutions. Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications. Attend photo shoots and printing sessions to ensure that the products needed are obtained. Create custom illustrations or other graphic elements. Mark up, paste, and complete layouts, and write typography instructions to prepare materials for typesetting or printing. Negotiate with printers and estimators to determine what services will be performed. Conceptualize and help design interfaces for multimedia games, products and devices. SKILLS—Coordination; Negotiation; Persuasion; Service Orientation; Management of Financial Resources; Instructing; Time Management; Operations Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.01. Managerial Work in Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes; Athletes and Sports Competitors; Coaches and Scouts; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors; Producers; Producers and Directors; Program Directors; Technical Directors/Managers; Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Graphic Design; Intermedia/Multimedia. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Design; Fine Arts; Computers and Electronics; Communications 232

and Media; Production and Processing; Customer and Personal Service; Education and Training.

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Personality Code: AS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $47,980 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts, including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture or design and crafts. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as acting techniques, fundamentals of music, and art history. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Prepare students for performances, exams, or assessments. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and performance pieces. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media. Display students’ work in schools, galleries, and exhibitions. Keep students informed of community events such as plays and concerts. Organize performance groups, and direct their rehearsals. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. SKILLS—Instructing; Learning Strategies; Writing; Speaking; Reading Comprehension; Complex Problem Solving; Time Management; Active Learning. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School.

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Studies, General; Arts Management; Ceramic Arts and Ceramics; Cinematography and Film/Video Production; Commercial Photography; Conducting; Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry; Dance, General; Design and Applied Arts, Other; Design and Visual Communications, General; Directing and Theatrical Production; Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General; Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other; Fashion/Apparel Design; Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts; Film/Cinema Studies; Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other; Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other; Fine/Studio Arts, General; Graphic Design; Industrial Design; Interior Design; Intermedia/Multimedia; Jazz/Jazz Studies; Metal and Jewelry Arts; Music History, Literature, and Theory; Music Management and Merchandising; Music Pedagogy; Music Performance, General; Music Theory and Composition; Music, Other; Musicology and Ethnomusicology; Painting; Photography; Piano and Organ; Playwriting and Screenwriting; Printmaking; Sculpture; Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology; Theatre Literature, History and Criticism; Theatre/Theatre Arts Management; Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments; Visual and Performing Arts, General; Visual and Performing Arts, Other; Voice and Opera. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Education and Training; English Language; Communications and Media; Administration and Management; Clerical Studies.

Broadcast News Analysts Personality Code: AS Growth: 6.2% ) Annual Job Openings: 6,000 ) Annual Earnings: $31,240 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) )

Self-Employed: 6.3% ) Part-Time: 14.4% )

Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources. Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources in order to be able to broadcast the information. Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space. Examine news items of local, national, and international significance in order to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members. Gather information and develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience. Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats. Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers. Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs. Present news stories, and introduce in-depth videotaped segments or live transmissions from on-the-scene reporters. SKILLS—Writing; Speaking; Reading Comprehension; Active Listening; Critical Thinking; Active Learning; Social Perceptiveness; Monitoring. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.03. News, Broadcasting and Public Relations. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Caption Writers; Interpreters and Translators; Public Relations Specialists; Reporters and Correspondents. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Broadcast Journalism; Journalism; Political Com-

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munication; Radio and Television. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Communications and Media; English Language; Telecommunications; Computers and Electronics; Geography; Sociology and Anthropology.

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 13.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 4,000 ) Annual Earnings: $34,330 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 23.8% ) Part-Time: 20.4% )

Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to photograph images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures. Operate television or motion picture cameras to record scenes for television broadcasts, advertising, or motion pictures. Compose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings in order to achieve the effects sought by directors. Operate zoom lenses, changing images according to specifications and rehearsal instructions. Use cameras in any of several different camera mounts such as stationary, track-mounted, or cranemounted. Test, clean, and maintain equipment to ensure proper working condition. Adjust positions and controls of cameras, printers, and related equipment in order to change focus, exposure, and lighting. Gather and edit raw footage on location to send to television affiliates for broadcast, using electronic news-gathering or film-production equipment. 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Confer with directors, sound and lighting technicians, electricians, and other crew members to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, desired effects, camera movements, and lighting requirements. Observe sets or locations for potential problems and to determine filming and lighting requirements. Instruct camera operators regarding camera setups, angles, distances, movement, and variables and cues for starting and stopping filming. Select and assemble cameras, accessories, equipment, and film stock to be used during filming, using knowledge of filming techniques, requirements, and computations. Label and record contents of exposed film, and note details on report forms. Read charts and compute ratios to determine variables such as lighting, shutter angles, filter factors, and camera distances. Set up cameras, optical printers, and related equipment to produce photographs and special effects. View films to resolve problems of exposure control, subject and camera movement, changes in subject distance, and related variables. Reload camera magazines with fresh raw film stock. Read and analyze work orders and specifications to determine locations of subject material, work procedures, sequences of operations, and machine setups. Receive raw film stock, and maintain film inventories. SKILLS—Equipment Maintenance; Troubleshooting; Operation Monitoring; Coordination; Operation and Control; Active Listening; Time Management; Persuasion.

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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.08. Media Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Audio and Video Equipment Technicians; Broadcast Technicians; Film and Video Editors; Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other; Photographers; Professional Photographers; Radio Operators; Sound Engineering Technicians. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other; Cinematography and Film/Video Production; Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Communications and Media; 235


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Computers and Electronics; Telecommunications; Customer and Personal Service; Sales and Marketing; Fine Arts.

Caption Writers Personality Code: AS Growth: 16.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 23,000 ) Annual Earnings: $42,330 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 67.9% ) Part-Time: 24.2% ) )

Write caption phrases of dialogue for hearingimpaired and foreign language–speaking viewers of movie or television productions. Writes captions to describe music and background noises. Watches production and reviews captions simultaneously to determine which caption phrases require editing. Enters commands to synchronize captions with dialogue and place on the screen. Translates foreign language dialogue into English language captions or English dialogue into foreign language captions. Operates computerized captioning system for movies or television productions for hearingimpaired and foreign language speaking viewers. Oversees encoding of captions to master tape of television production. Discusses captions with directors or producers of movie and television productions. Edits translations for correctness of grammar, punctuation, and clarity of expression. SKILLS—Writing; Reading Comprehension; Operation and Control; Management of Financial Resources. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.03. News, Broadcasting and Public Relations. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Broadcast News Analysts; Interpreters and 236

Translators; Public Relations Specialists; Reporters and Correspondents. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Broadcast Journalism; Business/Corporate Communications; Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other; Creative Writing; English Composition; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication; Journalism; Mass Communication/Media Studies; Playwriting and Screenwriting; Technical and Business Writing. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Foreign Language; Communications and Media; English Language; Computers and Electronics; Telecommunications.

Cartoonists Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 16.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 4,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,420 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 55.5% ) Part-Time: 23.1% )

Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of mediums and techniques, such as painting and sculpture. Sketches and submits cartoon or animation for approval. Develops personal ideas for cartoons, comic strips, or animations, or reads written material to develop ideas. Makes changes and corrections to cartoon, comic strip, or animation as necessary. Creates and prepares sketches and model drawings of characters, providing details from memory, live models, manufactured products, or reference material. Renders sequential drawings of characters or other subject material which when photographed and projected at specific speed 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.04. Visual Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Artists and Related Workers, All Other; Commercial and Industrial Designers; Designers, All Other; Exhibit Designers; Fashion Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Floral Designers; Graphic Designers; Interior Designers; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers; Multi-Media Artists and Animators; Painters and Illustrators; Sculptors; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Art/Art Studies, General; Drawing; Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other; Fine/Studio Arts, General; Intermedia/Multimedia; Medical Illustration/ Medical Illustrator; Painting; Visual and Performing Arts, General. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Fine Arts; Communications and Media; Sales and Marketing; Design; Telecommunications.

Choreographers Personality Code: AS ) Growth: 15.8% ) Annual Job Openings: 3,000 ) Annual Earnings: $31,030 ) Education/Training Required: Work experience in a related occupation ) Self-Employed: 16.7% ) Part-Time: 33.8% )

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to suggest story, interpret emotion, or enliven show. Studies story line and music to envision and devise dance movements. Directs and stages dance presentations for various forms of entertainment. Auditions performers for one or more dance parts. Instructs cast in dance movements at rehearsals to achieve desired effect. Creates original dance routines for ballets, musicals, or other forms of entertainment. SKILLS—Instructing; Coordination; Monitoring; Learning Strategies. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.05. Performing Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Actors; Composers; Dancers; Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Music Arrangers and Orchestrators; Music Directors; Music Directors and Composers; Musicians and Singers; Musicians, Instrumental; Public Address System and Other Announcers; Radio and Television Announcers; Singers; Talent Directors.

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becomes animated. Develops color patterns and moods and paints background layouts to dramatize action for animated cartoon scenes. Discusses ideas for cartoons, comic strips, or animations with editor or publisher’s representative. Labels each section with designated colors when colors are used. SKILLS—Operations Analysis.

EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Dance, General; Dance, Other. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Communications and Media; Personnel and Human Resources; Education and Training; Sociology and Anthropology.

Commercial and Industrial Designers Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 14.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 7,000 ) Annual Earnings: $52,320 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 31.0% ) Part-Time: 16.5% )

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Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children’s toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design. Direct and coordinate the fabrication of models or samples and the drafting of working drawings and specification sheets from sketches. Modify and refine designs, using working models, to conform with customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends. Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, and/or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment. Present designs and reports to customers or design committees for approval, and discuss need for modification. Read publications, attend showings, and study competing products and design styles and motifs to obtain perspective and generate design concepts. Advise corporations on issues involving corporate image projects or problems. Evaluate feasibility of design ideas, based on factors such as appearance, safety, function, serviceability, budget, production costs/methods, and market characteristics. Fabricate models or samples in paper, wood, glass, fabric, plastic, metal, or other materials, using hand and/or power tools. Research production specifications, costs, production materials and manufacturing methods, and provide cost estimates and itemized production requirements. Supervise assistants’ work throughout the design process. Develop industrial standards and regulatory guidelines. Confer with engineering, marketing, production, and/or sales departments, or with customers, to establish and evaluate design concepts for manufactured products. Coordinate the look and function of product lines. Design graphic material for use as ornamentation, illustration, or advertising on manufactured materials and packaging or containers. Develop manufacturing procedures and monitor the manufacture of their designs in a factory to improve operations and product quality. Investigate product characteristics such as the product’s safety and handling qualities, its market appeal, how efficiently it can be produced, and ways of distributing, using 238

and maintaining it. Participate in new product planning or market research, including studying the potential need for new products. SKILLS—Operations Analysis; Management of Financial Resources; Active Learning; Equipment Selection; Persuasion; Systems Analysis; Systems Evaluation; Negotiation. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.04. Visual Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Artists and Related Workers, All Other; Cartoonists; Designers, All Other; Exhibit Designers; Fashion Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Floral Designers; Graphic Designers; Interior Designers; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers; Multi-Media Artists and Animators; Painters and Illustrators; Sculptors; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Commercial and Advertising Art; Design and Applied Arts, Other; Design and Visual Communications, General; Industrial Design. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Design; Fine Arts; Production and Processing; Sales and Marketing; English Language; Communications and Media.

Composers Personality Code: A ) Growth: 13.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 ) Annual Earnings: $32,530 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 39.3% ) Part-Time: 39.5% )

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into notes on scored music paper. Develops pattern of harmony, applying knowledge of music theory. Synthesizes ideas for melody of musical scores for choral group, or band. Creates musical and tonal structure, applying elements of music theory, such as instrumental and vocal capabilities. Determines basic pattern of melody, applying knowledge of music theory. SKILLS—Equipment Selection. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.05. Performing Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Actors; Choreographers; Dancers; Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Music Arrangers and Orchestrators; Music Directors; Music Directors and Composers; Musicians and Singers; Musicians, Instrumental; Public Address System and Other Announcers; Radio and Television Announcers; Singers; Talent Directors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Conducting; Music Management and Merchandising; Music Performance, General; Music Theory and Composition; Music, Other; Musicology and Ethnomusicology; Religious/Sacred Music; Voice and Opera. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; History and Archeology.

Copy Writers Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 16.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 23,000 ) Annual Earnings: $42,330 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 67.9% ) Part-Time: 24.2% )

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ices. Write advertising copy for use by publication, broadcast or internet media to promote the sale of goods and services. Present drafts and ideas to clients. Discuss with the client the product, advertising themes and methods, and any changes that should be made in advertising copy. Vary language and tone of messages based on product and medium. Consult with sales, media and marketing representatives to obtain information on product or service and discuss style and length of advertising copy. Edit or rewrite existing copy as necessary, and submit copy for approval by supervisor. Write to customers in their terms and on their level so that the advertiser’s sales message is more readily received. Write articles, bulletins, sales letters, speeches, and other related informative, marketing and promotional material. Invent names for products and write the slogans that appear on packaging, brochures and other promotional material. Review advertising trends, consumer surveys, and other data regarding marketing of goods and services to determine the best way to promote products. Develop advertising campaigns for a wide range of clients, working with an advertising agency’s creative director and art director to determine the best way to present advertising information. Conduct research and interviews to determine which of a product’s selling features should be promoted. SKILLS—Persuasion; Time Management; Instructing; Coordination; Negotiation; Technology Design; Critical Thinking; Active Listening.

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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.02. Writing and Editing. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Creative Writers; Editors; Media and Communication Workers, All Other; Poets and Lyricists; Technical Writers; Writers and Authors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Broadcast Journalism; Business/Corporate Communications; Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other; Creative Writing; English Composition; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication; 239


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Journalism; Mass Communication/Media Studies; Playwriting and Screenwriting; Technical and Business Writing. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Sales and Marketing; Communications and Media; Sociology and Anthropology; English Language; Computers and Electronics; Administration and Management.

Costume Attendants Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 27.8% ) Annual Job Openings: 66,000 ) Annual Earnings: $25,410 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 0.4% ) Part-Time: 51.9% )

Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. Arrange costumes in order of use to facilitate quick-change procedures for performances. Assign lockers to employees, and maintain locker rooms, dressing rooms, wig rooms, and costume storage and laundry areas. Care for non-clothing items such as flags, table skirts, and draperies. Check the appearance of costumes onstage and under lights in order to determine whether desired effects are being achieved. Clean and press costumes before and after performances, and perform any minor repairs. Collaborate with production designers, costume designers, and other production staff in order to discuss and execute costume design details. Create worksheets for dressing lists, show notes, and costume checks. Distribute costumes and related equipment, and keep records of item status. Examine costume fit on cast members, and sketch or write notes for alterations. Inventory stock in order to determine types and conditions of available costuming. Monitor, main-

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tain, and secure inventories of costumes, wigs, and makeup, providing keys or access to assigned directors, costume designers, and wardrobe mistresses/masters. Provide assistance to cast members in wearing costumes, or assign cast dressers to assist specific cast members with costume changes. Return borrowed or rented items when productions are complete and return other items to storage. Design and construct costumes or send them to tailors for construction, major repairs, or alterations. Direct the work of wardrobe crews during dress rehearsals and performances. Participate in the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of alteration workers. Provide managers with budget recommendations, and take responsibility for budgetary line items related to costumes, storage, and makeup needs. Purchase, rent, or requisition costumes and other wardrobe necessities. Recommend vendors and monitor their work. Review scripts or other production information in order to determine a story’s locale and period, as well as the number of characters and required costumes. Study books, pictures, and examples of period clothing in order to determine styles worn during specific periods in history. SKILLS—Management of Financial Resources; Management of Material Resources; Repairing. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.09. Modeling and Personal Appearance. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance; Models. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— No data available. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Fine Arts; Design; Sociology and Anthropology; Geography; History and Archeology.

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Personality Code: A ) Growth: 16.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 23,000 ) Annual Earnings: $42,330 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree )

Self-Employed: 67.9% ) Part-Time: 24.2% )

Create original written works, such as plays or prose, for publication or performance. Writes fiction or nonfiction prose work, such as short story, novel, biography, article, descriptive or critical analysis, or essay. Writes play or script for moving pictures or television, based on original ideas or adapted from fictional, historical, or narrative sources. Organizes material for project, plans arrangement or outline, and writes synopsis. Collaborates with other writers on specific projects. Confers with client, publisher, or producer to discuss development changes or revisions. Conducts research to obtain factual information and authentic detail, utilizing sources such as newspaper accounts, diaries, and interviews. Reviews, submits for approval, and revises written material to meet personal standards and satisfy needs of client, publisher, director, or producer. Selects subject or theme for writing project based on personal interest and writing specialty, or assignment from publisher, client, producer, or director. Develops factors, such as theme, plot, characterization, psychological analysis, historical environment, action, and dialogue, to create material. Writes humorous material for publication or performance, such as comedy routines, gags, comedy shows, or scripts for entertainers. SKILLS—Writing; Reading Comprehension; Coordination; Critical Thinking; Complex Problem Solving; Social Perceptiveness; Monitoring; Negotiation. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.02. Writing and Editing. 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Other Jobs in This Work Group: Copy Writers; Editors; Media and Communication Workers, All Other; Poets and Lyricists; Technical Writers; Writers and Authors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Broadcast Journalism; Business/Corporate Communications; Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other; Creative Writing; English Composition; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication; Journalism; Mass Communication/Media Studies; Playwriting and Screenwriting; Technical and Business Writing. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—English Language; Communications and Media; Fine Arts; Sociology and Anthropology; Computers and Electronics.

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Creative Writers

Curators Personality Code: AI ) Growth: 17.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,660 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 3.4% ) Part-Time: 11.8% )

Administer affairs of museum and conduct research programs. Direct instructional, research, and public service activities of institution. Plan and organize the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs. Develop and maintain an institution’s registration, cataloging, and basic record-keeping systems, using computer databases. Provide information from the institution’s holdings to other curators and to the public. Inspect premises to assess the need for repairs and to ensure that climate and pest-control 241


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issues are addressed. Train and supervise curatorial, fiscal, technical, research, and clerical staff, as well as volunteers or interns. Negotiate and authorize purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections. Plan and conduct special research projects in area of interest or expertise. Conduct or organize tours, workshops, and instructional sessions to acquaint individuals with an institution’s facilities and materials. Confer with the board of directors to formulate and interpret policies, to determine budget requirements, and to plan overall operations. Attend meetings, conventions, and civic events to promote use of institution’s services, to seek financing, and to maintain community alliances. Schedule events, and organize details including refreshment, entertainment, decorations, and the collection of any fees. Write and review grant proposals, journal articles, institutional reports, and publicity materials. Study, examine, and test acquisitions to authenticate their origin, composition, history, and to assess their current value. Arrange insurance coverage for objects on loan or for special exhibits, and recommend changes in coverage for the entire collection. SKILLS—Management of Financial Resources; Management of Personnel Resources; Time Management; Persuasion; Writing; Negotiation; Service Orientation; Monitoring. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law 242

Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Art History, Criticism and Conservation; Museology/Museum Studies; Public/Applied History and Archival Administration. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Clerical Studies; History and Archeology; Fine Arts; Sociology and Anthropology; Philosophy and Theology; Education and Training.

Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 18.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 10,000 ) Annual Earnings: $48,200 ) Education/Training Required: Work experience plus degree ) Self-Employed: 32.8% ) Part-Time: 9.1% )

Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs. Direct live broadcasts, films and recordings, or nonbroadcast programming for public entertainment or education. Supervise and coordinate the work of camera, lighting, design, and sound crewmembers. Study and research scripts in order to determine how they should be directed. Cut and edit film or tape in order to integrate component parts into desired sequences. Collaborate with film and sound editors during the post-production process as films are edited and soundtracks are added. Confer with technical directors, managers, crew members, and writers to discuss details of production, such as photography, script, music, sets, and costumes. Plan details such as framing, composition, camera move50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

ment, sound, and actor movement for each shot or scene. Communicate to actors the approach, characterization, and movement needed for each scene in such a way that rehearsals and takes are minimized. Establish pace of programs and sequences of scenes according to time requirements and cast and set accessibility. Choose settings and locations for films and determine how scenes will be shot in these settings. Identify and approve equipment and elements required for productions, such as scenery, lights, props, costumes, choreography, and music. Compile scripts, program notes, and other material related to productions. Perform producers’ duties such as securing financial backing, establishing and administering budgets, and recruiting cast and crew. Select plays or scripts for production, and determine how material should be interpreted and performed. Compile cue words and phrases, and cue announcers, cast members, and technicians during performances. Consult with writers, producers, and/or actors about script changes, or “workshop” scripts, through rehearsal with writers and actors to create final drafts. Review film daily in order to check on work in progress and to plan for future filming. Collaborate with producers in order to hire crewmembers such as art directors, cinematographers, and costumer designers. Interpret stage-set diagrams to determine stage layouts, and supervise placement of equipment and scenery. SKILLS—Management of Personnel Resources; Time Management; Judgment and Decision Making; Critical Thinking; Active Listening; Operations Analysis; Speaking; Active Learning.

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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.05. Performing Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Actors; Choreographers; Composers; Dancers; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Music Arrangers and Orchestrators; Music Directors; Music Directors and Composers; Musicians and Singers; Musicians, Instrumental; Public Address System and Other Announcers; Radio and Television Announcers; Singers; Talent Directors.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Cinematography and Film/Video Production; Directing and Theatrical Production; Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General; Dramatic/ Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other; Film/Cinema Studies; Radio and Television; Theatre/Theatre Arts Management. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Communications and Media; Telecommunications; Computers and Electronics; Geography; Education and Training; Fine Arts.

Editors Personality Code: AS ) Growth: 11.8% ) Annual Job Openings: 14,000 ) Annual Earnings: $41,460 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 12.9% ) Part-Time: 13.0% )

Perform variety of editorial duties, such as laying out, indexing, and revising content of written materials, in preparation for final publication. Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work. Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax. Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles. Plan the contents of publications according to the publication’s style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements. Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources. Review and approve proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production. Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal. Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines 244

and budget requirements. Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories. Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage. Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication. Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters. Meet frequently with artists, typesetters, layout personnel, marketing directors, and production managers to discuss projects and resolve problems. Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors. Make manuscript acceptance or revision recommendations to the publisher. Select local, state, national, and international news items received from wire services, based on assessment of items’ significance and interest value. Interview and hire writers and reporters or negotiate contracts, royalties, and payments for authors or freelancers. SKILLS—Writing; Reading Comprehension; Active Listening; Time Management; Persuasion; Critical Thinking; Active Learning; Social Perceptiveness. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.02. Writing and Editing. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Copy Writers; Creative Writers; Media and Communication Workers, All Other; Poets and Lyricists; Technical Writers; Writers and Authors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Broadcast Journalism; Business/Corporate Communications; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other; Creative Writing; Journalism; Mass Communication/Media Studies; Publishing; Technical and Business Writing. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Communications and Media; English Language; Geography; History and Archeology; Clerical Studies; Computers and Electronics.

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Personality Code: AS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 )

Annual Earnings: $47,120 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Recruit, train, and supervise student writing instructors. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as poetry, novel structure, and translation and adaptation. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain mate50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

rials and supplies such as textbooks. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Provide assistance to students in college writing centers. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. SKILLS—Instructing; Learning Strategies; Speaking; Reading Comprehension; Writing; Critical Thinking; Active Learning; Active Listening. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary;

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Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— American Literature (Canadian); American Literature (United States); Comparative Literature; Creative Writing; English Composition; English Language and Literature, General; English Language and Literature/Letters, Other; English Literature (British and Commonwealth); Technical and Business Writing. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Foreign Language; Education and Training; English Language; Communications and Media; Therapy and Counseling; Clerical Studies.

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Exhibit Designers Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 20.9% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,150 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree )

Self-Employed: 32.2% ) Part-Time: 16.5% )

Plan, design, and oversee construction and installation of permanent and temporary exhibits and displays. Inspects installed exhibit for conformance to specifications and satisfactory operation of special effects components. Submits plans for approval, and adapts plan to serve intended purpose or to conform to budget or fabrication restrictions. Designs, draws, paints, or sketches backgrounds and fixtures for use in windows or interior displays. Oversees preparation of artwork, construction of exhibit components, and placement of collection to ensure intended interpretation of concepts and conformance to specifications. Confers with client or staff regarding theme, interpretative or informational purpose, planned location, budget, materials, or promotion. Designs display to decorate streets, fairgrounds, building or other places for celebrations, using paper, cloth, plastic, or other materials. Prepares preliminary drawings of proposed exhibit, including detailed construction, layout, material specifications, or special effects diagrams. Arranges for acquisition of specimens or graphics, or building of exhibit structures by outside contractors to complete exhibit. SKILLS—Management of Financial Resources; Management of Material Resources; Negotiation; Systems Evaluation; Operations Analysis; Social Perceptiveness; Systems Analysis; Management of Personnel Resources. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.04. Visual Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Artists and Related 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Design and Applied Arts, Other; Design and Visual Communications, General; Illustration; Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Design; Fine Arts; Building and Construction; Sales and Marketing; Computers and Electronics; Customer and Personal Service.

Fashion Designers Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 10.6% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $52,860 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 29.3% ) Part-Time: 16.5% )

Design clothing and accessories. Create original garments or design garments that follow well established fashion trends. May develop the line of color and kinds of materials. Test fabrics or oversee testing so that garment care labels can be created. Attend fashion shows and review garment magazines and manuals in order to gather information about fashion trends and consumer preferences. Design custom clothing and accessories for individuals, retailers, or theatrical, television, or film productions. Draw patterns for articles designed; then cut patterns, and cut material according to patterns, 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

using measuring instruments and scissors. Examine sample garments on and off models; then modify designs to achieve desired effects. Select materials and production techniques to be used for products. Sketch rough and detailed drawings of apparel or accessories, and write specifications such as color schemes, construction, material types, and accessory requirements. Adapt other designers’ ideas for the mass market. Collaborate with other designers to coordinate special products and designs. Confer with sales and management executives or with clients in order to discuss design ideas. Determine prices for styles. Develop a group of products and/or accessories, and market them through venues such as boutiques or mail-order catalogs. Direct and coordinate workers involved in drawing and cutting patterns and constructing samples or finished garments. Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status. Provide sample garments to agents and sales representatives, and arrange for showings of sample garments at sales meetings or fashion shows. Purchase new or used clothing and accessory items as needed to complete designs. Read scripts and consult directors and other production staff in order to develop design concepts and plan productions. Research the styles and periods of clothing needed for film or theatrical productions. Sew together sections of material to form mockups or samples of garments or articles, using sewing equipment. Visit textile showrooms to keep up-to-date on the latest fabrics. SKILLS—Persuasion; Management of Financial Resources; Operations Analysis; Systems Analysis; Negotiation; Management of Material Resources; Systems Evaluation; Coordination. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.04. Visual Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Artists and Related Workers, All Other; Cartoonists; Commercial and Industrial Designers; Designers, All Other; Exhibit Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Floral Designers; Graphic Designers; Interior Designers; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers; Multi-Media Artists

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Workers, All Other; Cartoonists; Commercial and Industrial Designers; Designers, All Other; Fashion Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Floral Designers; Graphic Designers; Interior Designers; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers; Multi-Media Artists and Animators; Painters and Illustrators; Sculptors; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists.

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and Animators; Painters and Illustrators; Sculptors; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Apparel and Textile Manufacture; Fashion and Fabric Consultant; Fashion/Apparel Design; Textile Science. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Design; Fine Arts; Production and Processing; Sales and Marketing; Education and Training; Customer and Personal Service.

Film and Video Editors Personality Code: A ) Growth: 26.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 3,000 ) Annual Earnings: $40,600 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 21.9% ) Part-Time: 20.4% )

Edit motion picture soundtracks, film, and video. Cut shot sequences to different angles at specific points in scenes, making each individual cut as fluid and seamless as possible. Study scripts to become familiar with production concepts and requirements. Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment. Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene in order to form a logical and smoothly running story. Mark frames where a particular shot or piece of sound is to begin or end. Determine the specific audio and visual effects and music necessary to complete films. Verify key numbers and time codes on materials. Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts and/or the instructions of directors and producers. Review assembled films or edited videotapes on screens or monitors in order to determine if corrections are nec248

essary. Program computerized graphic effects. Review footage sequence by sequence in order to become familiar with it before assembling it into a final product. Set up and operate computer editing systems, electronic titling systems, video switching equipment, and digital video effects units in order to produce a final product. Record needed sounds, or obtain them from sound effects libraries. Confer with producers and directors concerning layout or editing approaches needed to increase dramatic or entertainment value of productions. Manipulate plot, score, sound, and graphics to make the parts into a continuous whole, working closely with people in audio, visual, music, optical and/or special effects departments. Supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in film editing, assembling, and recording activities. Trim film segments to specified lengths, and reassemble segments in sequences that present stories with maximum effect. Develop post-production models for films. Piece sounds together to develop film soundtracks. Conduct film screenings for directors and members of production staffs. Collaborate with music editors to select appropriate passages of music and develop production scores. SKILLS—Equipment Selection; Coordination; Time Management; Active Learning; Operations Analysis; Equipment Maintenance; Troubleshooting; Critical Thinking. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.08. Media Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Audio and Video Equipment Technicians; Broadcast Technicians; Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture; Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other; Photographers; Professional Photographers; Radio Operators; Sound Engineering Technicians. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other; Cinematography and Film/Video Production; Communications Technology/Technician; Photojournalism; Radio and Television; Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES— 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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Floral Designers Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 12.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 13,000 ) Annual Earnings: $19,660 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 32.5% ) Part-Time: 16.5% )

Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage. Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery. Plan arrangement according to client’s requirements, utilizing knowledge of design and properties of materials, or select appropriate standard design pattern. Water plants, and cut, condition, and clean flowers and foliage for storage. Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations. Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers. Wrap and price completed arrangements. Trim material and arrange bouquets, wreaths, terrariums, and other items using trimmers, shapers, wire, pins, floral tape, foam, and other materials. Perform office and retail service duties such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment. Inform customers about the care, maintenance, and handling of various flowers and foliage, indoor plants, and other items. Decorate or supervise the decoration of buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions. Perform general cleaning duties in the store to ensure the shop is clean and tidy. Unpack stock as it comes into the shop. Create and change in-store and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

window displays, designs, and looks to enhance a shop’s image. Conduct classes or demonstrations, or train other workers. Grow flowers for use in arrangements or for sale in shop. SKILLS—Management of Financial Resources; Management of Material Resources; Service Orientation; Management of Personnel Resources; Social Perceptiveness; Time Management; Instructing; Learning Strategies. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.04. Visual Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Artists and Related Workers, All Other; Cartoonists; Commercial and Industrial Designers; Designers, All Other; Exhibit Designers; Fashion Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Graphic Designers; Interior Designers; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers; Multi-Media Artists and Animators; Painters and Illustrators; Sculptors; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Customer and Personal Service; Sales and Marketing; Fine Arts; Personnel and Human Resources; Design; Production and Processing.

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Personality Code: AS ) Growth: 38.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 216,000 ) Annual Earnings: $46,780 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.3% ) Part-Time: 27.7% )

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Teach courses in foreign (i.e., other than English) languages and literature. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as how to speak and write a foreign language and the cultural aspects of areas where a particular language is used. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and activities. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks. Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Act as advisers to student organizations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in scholarly journals, books, and/or electronic media. Participate in campus and community events. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. Provide professional consulting services to government and/or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. SKILLS—Instructing; Learning Strategies; Speaking; Reading Comprehension; Writing; Critical Thinking; Active Learning; Active Listening. GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. 250

Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Albanian Language and Literature; American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature; Arabic Language and Literature; Australian/Oceanic/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Bahasa Indonesian/Bahasa Malay Languages and Literatures; Baltic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Bengali Language and Literature; Bulgarian Language and Literature; Burmese Language and Literature; Catalan Language and Literature; Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Chinese Language and Literature; Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General; Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; Czech Language and Literature; Danish Language and Literature; Dutch/Flemish Language and Literature; East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General; East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; Filipino/Tagalog Language and Literature; Finnish and Related Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Foreign Languages and Literatures, General; Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; French Language and Literature; German Language and Literature; Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General; Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; Hebrew Language and Literature; Hindi Language and Literature; 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Hungarian/Magyar Language and Literature; Iranian/Persian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Italian Language and Literature; Japanese Language and Literature; Khmer/Cambodian Language and Literature; Korean Language and Literature; Language Interpretation and Translation; Lao/Laotian Language and Literature; Latin Language and Literature; Latin Teacher Education; Linguistics; Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; others. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Foreign Language; Education and Training; English Language; Communications and Media; Therapy and Counseling; Clerical Studies.

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Graphic Designers Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 21.9% ) Annual Job Openings: 29,000 ) Annual Earnings: $36,630 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 31.8% ) Part-Time: 16.5% )

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects. Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts. Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type. Use computer software to generate new images. Mark up, paste, and assemble final layouts to prepare layouts for printer. Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer. Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed. Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design. Develop graphics and lay251


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outs for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites. Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor. Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients and/or supervisors and making necessary changes. Study illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, or services. Prepare notes and instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts for printing. Develop negatives and prints to produce layout photographs, using negative and print developing equipment and tools. Photograph layouts, using camera, to make layout prints for supervisors or clients. Produce still and animated graphics for on-air and taped portions of television news broadcasts, using electronic video equipment. SKILLS— Persuasion; Time Management; Troubleshooting; Instructing; Coordination; Social Perceptiveness; Operations Analysis; Complex Problem Solving. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.04. Visual Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Artists and Related Workers, All Other; Cartoonists; Commercial and Industrial Designers; Designers, All Other; Exhibit Designers; Fashion Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Floral Designers; Interior Designers; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers; Multi-Media Artists and Animators; Painters and Illustrators; Sculptors; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Agricultural Communication/Journalism; Commercial and Advertising Art; Computer Graphics; Design and Visual Communications, General; Graphic Design; Industrial Design; Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Design; Computers and Electronics; Communications and Media; Sales and Marketing; Clerical Studies.

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Interior Designers Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 21.7% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 ) Annual Earnings: $40,120 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree )

Self-Employed: 32.2% ) Part-Time: 16.5% )

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design. Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval. Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function. Advise client on interior design factors, such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, and color coordination. Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories. Formulate environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise. Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items. Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings. SKILLS—Installation; Persuasion; Management of Financial Resources; Active Learning; Negotiation; Speaking; Troubleshooting; Critical Thinking. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.04. Visual Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Artists and Related Workers, All Other; Cartoonists; Commercial and Industrial Designers; Designers, All Other; Exhibit 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Designers; Fashion Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Floral Designers; Graphic Designers; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers; Multi-Media Artists and Animators; Painters and Illustrators; Sculptors; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Facilities Planning and Management; Interior Architecture; Interior Design; Textile Science. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Design; Sales and Marketing; Customer and Personal Service; Administration and Management; Clerical Studies; Building and Construction.

Interpreters and Translators Personality Code: AS ) Growth: 22.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 4,000 ) Annual Earnings: $33,490 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 19.6% ) Part-Time: 26.3% )

Translate or interpret written, oral, or sign language text into another language for others. Travel with or guide tourists who speak another language. Check original texts or confer with authors to ensure that translations retain the content, meaning, and feeling of the original material. Check translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they are accurate and remain consistent throughout translation revisions. Compile terminology and information to be used in translations, including technical terms such as those for legal or medical material. Discuss translation requirements

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with clients, and determine any fees to be charged for services provided. Listen to speakers’ statements in order to determine meanings and to prepare translations, using electronic listening systems as necessary. Proofread, edit, and revise translated materials. Read written materials such as legal documents, scientific works, or news reports, and rewrite material into specified languages. Refer to reference materials such as dictionaries, lexicons, encyclopedias, and computerized terminology banks as needed to ensure translation accuracy. Translate messages simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by using hand signs, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible. Adapt translations to students’ cognitive and grade levels, collaborating with educational team members as necessary. Follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information. Identify and resolve conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, or behaviors. Compile information about the content and context of information to be translated, as well as details of the groups for whom translation or interpretation is being performed. Adapt software and accompanying technical documents to another language and culture. Educate students, parents, staff, and teachers about the roles and functions of educational interpreters. Train and supervise other translators/interpreters. SKILLS—Active Listening; Writing; Reading Comprehension; Speaking; Service Orientation.

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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.03. News, Broadcasting and Public Relations. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Broadcast News Analysts; Caption Writers; Public Relations Specialists; Reporters and Correspondents. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Albanian Language and Literature; American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Ancient/Classi-

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cal Greek Language and Literature; Arabic Language and Literature; Australian/Oceanic/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Bahasa Indonesian/Bahasa Malay Languages and Literatures; Baltic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Bengali Language and Literature; Bulgarian Language and Literature; Burmese Language and Literature; Catalan Language and Literature; Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Chinese Language and Literature; Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General; Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; Czech Language and Literature; Danish Language and Literature; Dutch/Flemish Language and Literature; East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General; East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; Filipino/Tagalog Language and Literature; Finnish and Related Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Foreign Languages and Literatures, General; Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; French Language and Literature; German Language and Literature; Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General; Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; Hebrew Language and Literature; Hindi Language and Literature; Hungarian/Magyar Language and Literature; Iranian/Persian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Italian Language and Literature; Japanese Language and Literature; Khmer/Cambodian Language and Literature; Korean Language and Literature; Language Interpretation and Translation; Lao/Laotian Language and Literature; Latin Language and Literature; Latin Teacher Education; Linguistics; Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other; others. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Foreign Language; English Language; Communications and Media; Sociology and Anthropology; Geography; History and Archeology.

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Landscape Architects Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 22.2% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $50,480 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree )

Self-Employed: 23.4% ) Part-Time: 5.5% )

Plan and design land areas for such projects as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites. Prepare site plans, specifications, and cost estimates for land development, coordinating arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures. Confer with clients, engineering personnel, and architects on overall program. Compile and analyze data on conditions, such as location, drainage, and location of structures for environmental reports and landscaping plans. Inspect landscape work to ensure compliance with specifications, approve quality of materials and work, and advise client and construction personnel. SKILLS—Coordination; Operations Analysis; Management of Financial Resources; Persuasion; Social Perceptiveness; Time Management; Instructing; Complex Problem Solving. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.07. Engineering. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Aerospace Engineers; Agricultural Engineers; Architects, Except Landscape and Naval; Biomedical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Civil Engineers; Computer Hardware Engineers; Computer Software Engineers, Applications; Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software; Electrical Engineers; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer; Engineers, All Other; Environmental Engineers; Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors; Industrial 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


Engineers; Industrial Safety and Health Engineers; Marine Architects; Marine Engineers; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects; Materials Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers; Nuclear Engineers; Petroleum Engineers; Product Safety Engineers; Sales Engineers. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Environmental Design/Architecture; Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD). RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Design; Building and Construction; Geography; Engineering and Technology; Biology; Sales and Marketing.

Librarians Personality Code: AC ) Growth: 10.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 15,000 ) Annual Earnings: $44,140 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 0.1% ) Part-Time: 23.1% )

Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, schools, colleges and universities, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers’ advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information. Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer patrons’

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reference questions. Analyze patrons’ requests to determine needed information, and assist in furnishing or locating that information. Teach library patrons to search for information using databases. Keep records of circulation and materials. Supervise budgeting, planning, and personnel activities. Check books in and out of the library. Explain use of library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies. Review and evaluate resource material, such as book reviews and catalogs, in order to select and order print, audiovisual, and electronic resources. Code, classify, and catalog books, publications, films, audiovisual aids, and other library materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems. Locate unusual or unique information in response to specific requests. Direct and train library staff in duties such as receiving, shelving, researching, cataloging, and equipment use. Respond to customer complaints, taking action as necessary. Organize collections of books, publications, documents, audiovisual aids, and other reference materials for convenient access. Develop library policies and procedures. Evaluate materials to determine outdated or unused items to be discarded. Develop information access aids such as indexes and annotated bibliographies, web pages, electronic pathfinders, and on-line tutorials. Plan and deliver client-centered programs and services such as special services for corporate clients, storytelling for children, newsletters, or programs for special groups. Compile lists of books, periodicals, articles, and audiovisual materials on particular subjects. Arrange for interlibrary loans of materials not available in a particular library. Assemble and arrange display materials. Confer with teachers, parents, and community organizations to develop, plan, and conduct programs in reading, viewing, and communication skills. Compile lists of overdue materials, and notify borrowers that their materials are overdue. SKILLS—Management of Financial Resources; Learning Strategies; Service Orientation; Instructing; Persuasion; Management of Material Resources; Monitoring; Social Perceptiveness.

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GOE—Interest Area: 12. Education and Social Service. Work Group: 12.03. Educational Services. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors; Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary; Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary; Archivists; Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Museum Technicians and Conservators; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsec-

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Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 18.2% ) Annual Job Openings: fewer than 500 ) Annual Earnings: $29,320 ) Education/Training Required: Postsecondary vocational training ) Self-Employed: 50.6% ) Part-Time: 29.5% )

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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.09. Modeling and Personal Appearance. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Costume Attendants; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Models. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General; Make-Up Artist/Specialist; Permanent Cosmetics/Makeup and Tattooing. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Fine Arts; Sociology and Anthropology; Design; Communications and Media; History and Archeology; Geography.

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 11.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 10,000 ) Annual Earnings: $22,030 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 30.9% ) Part-Time: 16.5% )

Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions. Arrange properties, furniture, merchandise, backdrops, and other accessories, as shown in prepared sketches. Change or rotate window displays, interior display areas, and signage to reflect changes in inventory or promotion. Construct or assemble displays and display components from fabric, glass, paper, and plastic, using hand tools and woodworking power tools, according to specifications. Consult with advertising and sales staff to determine type of merchandise to be featured and time and place for each display. Cut out designs on cardboard, hardboard, and plywood, according to motif of event. Develop ideas or plans

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Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role. Alter or maintain makeup during productions as necessary to compensate for lighting changes or to achieve continuity of effect. Analyze a script, noting events that affect each character’s appearance, so that plans can be made for each scene. Apply makeup to enhance, and/or alter the appearance of people appearing in productions such as movies. Assess performers’ skintype in order to ensure that make-up will not cause break-outs or skin irritations. Attach prostheses to performers and apply makeup in order to create special features or effects such as scars, aging, or illness. Cleanse and tone the skin in order to prepare it for makeup application. Confer with stage or motion picture officials and performers in order to determine desired effects. Design rubber or plastic prostheses that can be used to change performers’ appearances. Duplicate work precisely in order to replicate characters’ appearances on a daily basis. Evaluate environmental characteristics such as venue size and lighting plans in order to determine makeup requirements. Examine sketches, photographs, and plaster models in order to obtain desired character image depiction. Provide performers with makeup removal assistance after performances have been completed. Requisition or acquire needed materials for special effects, including wigs, beards, and special cosmetics. Select desired makeup shades from stock, or mix oil, grease, and coloring in order to achieve specific color effects. Study production information, such as character descriptions, period settings, and situations in order to determine makeup requirements. Write makeup sheets and take photos in order to document specific looks and the products that were used to achieve the looks. Advise hairdressers on the hairstyles required for character parts. Create character drawings or models, based upon independent research, in order to augment period production files. Demonstrate products to clients, and provide instruction in makeup application. Establish budgets, and work within budgetary limits. Wash and reset wigs. SKILLS—Technology Design; Coordination; Management of Material Resources; Equipment Selection.

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for merchandise displays or window decorations. Obtain plans from display designers or display managers, and discuss their implementation with clients or supervisors. Place prices and descriptive signs on backdrops, fixtures, merchandise, or floor. Plan and erect commercial displays to entice and appeal to customers. Prepare sketches, floor plans or models of proposed displays. Select themes, lighting, colors, and props to be used. Attend training sessions and corporate planning meetings to obtain new ideas for product launches. Collaborate with others to obtain products and other display items. Create and enhance mannequin faces by mixing and applying paint and attaching measured eyelash strips, using artist’s brush, airbrush, pins, ruler, and scissors. Dress mannequins for displays. Install booths, exhibits, displays, carpets, and drapes, as guided by floor plan of building and specifications. Install decorations such as flags, banners, festive lights, and bunting on or in building, street, exhibit hall, or booth. Instruct sales staff in color-coordination of clothing racks and counter displays. Maintain props and mannequins, inspecting them for imperfections and applying preservative coatings as necessary. Store, pack, and maintain records of props and display items. Take photographs of displays and signage. Use computers to produce signage. SKILLS—Installation; Operations Analysis; Equipment Selection. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.04. Visual Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Artists and Related Workers, All Other; Cartoonists; Commercial and Industrial Designers; Designers, All Other; Exhibit Designers; Fashion Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Floral Designers; Graphic Designers; Interior Designers; Multi-Media Artists and Animators; Painters and Illustrators; Sculptors; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— No data available. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Sales and Marketing; Fine Arts;

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Models Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 14.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 1,000 ) Annual Earnings: $24,270 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 49.1% ) Part-Time: 52.5% )

Model garments and other apparel to display clothing before prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, retail establishments, or photographer. May pose for photos to be used for advertising purposes. May pose as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression. Poses as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of art for translation into plastic or pictorial values. Stands, turns, and walks to demonstrate features of garment to observers at fashion shows, private showings, and retail establishments. Dresses in sample or completed garments and selects own accessories. Informs prospective purchasers as to model, number, and price of garments and department where garment can be purchased. Applies makeup to face and styles hair to enhance appearance, considering such factors as color, camera techniques, and facial features. Hands out samples or presents, demonstrates toys, and converses with children and adults while dressed in costume. Wears character costumes and impersonates characters portrayed to amuse children and adults. Poses as directed or strikes suitable interpretive poses for promoting and selling merchandise or fashions during photo session. SKILLS—Social Perceptiveness.

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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.09. Modeling and Personal Appearance. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Costume Attendants; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Fashion Modeling. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Fine Arts; Sales and Marketing; Communications and Media; Sociology and Anthropology.

Museum Technicians and Conservators Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 17.0% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,660 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 3.4% ) Part-Time: 11.8% )

Prepare specimens, such as fossils, skeletal parts, lace, and textiles, for museum collection and exhibits. May restore documents or install, arrange, and exhibit materials. Install, arrange, assemble, and prepare artifacts for exhibition, ensuring the artifacts’ safety, reporting their status and condition, and identifying and correcting any problems with the set-up. Coordinate exhibit installations, assisting with design, constructing displays, dioramas, display cases, and models, and ensuring the availability of necessary materials. Determine whether objects need repair and choose the safest and most effective method of repair. Clean objects, such as paper, textiles, wood, metal, glass, rock, pottery, and furniture, using cleansers, solvents, soap solutions, and polishes. Prepare artifacts for storage 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

and shipping. Supervise and work with volunteers. Present public programs and tours. Specialize in particular materials or types of object, such as documents and books, paintings, decorative arts, textiles, metals, or architectural materials. Recommend preservation procedures, such as control of temperature and humidity, to curatorial and building staff. Classify and assign registration numbers to artifacts, and supervise inventory control. Direct and supervise curatorial and technical staff in the handling, mounting, care, and storage of art objects. Perform on-site field work which may involve interviewing people, inspecting and identifying artifacts, notetaking, viewing sites and collections, and repainting exhibition spaces. Repair, restore and reassemble artifacts, designing and fabricating missing or broken parts, to restore them to their original appearance and prevent deterioration. Prepare reports on the operation of conservation laboratories, documenting the condition of artifacts, treatment options, and the methods of preservation and repair used. Study object documentation or conduct standard chemical and physical tests to ascertain the object’s age, composition, original appearance, need for treatment or restoration, and appropriate preservation method. Cut and weld metal sections in reconstruction or renovation of exterior structural sections and accessories of exhibits. Perform tests and examinations to establish storage and conservation requirements, policies, and procedures. SKILLS—Management of Material Resources; Time Management; Repairing; Critical Thinking; Instructing; Installation; Technology Design; Equipment Maintenance.

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Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; Audio-Visual Collections Specialists; Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Business Teachers, Postsecondary; Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary; Child Care Workers; Communications Teachers, Postsecondary; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary; Curators; Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other; Educational Psychologists; Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education; Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary; English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Farm and Home Management Advisors; Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary; Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Geography Teachers, Postsecondary; Graduate Teaching Assistants; Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary; History Teachers, Postsecondary; Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary; Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Law Teachers, Postsecondary; Librarians; Library Assistants, Clerical; Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Library Technicians; Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Nannies; Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; Personal Financial Advisors; Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary; Physics Teachers, Postsecondary; Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary; Postsecondary Teachers, All Other; Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education; Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary; Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary; Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education; Self-Enrichment Education Teachers; Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other; Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary; Special Education Teachers, Middle School; Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School; Special Education Teachers, 260

Secondary School; Teacher Assistants; Teachers and Instructors, All Other; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary; Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School; Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Art History, Criticism and Conservation; Museology/Museum Studies; Public/Applied History and Archival Administration. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—History and Archeology; Sociology and Anthropology; Design; Fine Arts; Education and Training; Geography.

Music Arrangers and Orchestrators Personality Code: A ) Growth: 13.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 ) Annual Earnings: $32,530 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 39.3% ) Part-Time: 39.5% )

Write and transcribe musical scores. Composes musical scores for orchestra, band, choral group, or individual instrumentalist or vocalist, using knowledge of music theory and instrumental and vocal capabilities. Transposes music from one voice or instrument to another to accommodate particular musician in musical group. Adapts musical composition for orchestra, band, choral group, or individual to style for which it was not originally written. Copies parts from score for individual performers. Determines voice, instrument, harmonic structure, rhythm, tempo, and tone balance to achieve desired effect. Transcribes musical parts from score written by arranger or orchestrator for each instrument or voice, using knowledge of music composition. 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


SKILLS—Coordination; Writing; Operations Analysis; Complex Problem Solving. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.05. Performing Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Actors; Choreographers; Composers; Dancers; Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Music Directors; Music Directors and Composers; Musicians and Singers; Musicians, Instrumental; Public Address System and Other Announcers; Radio and Television Announcers; Singers; Talent Directors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Conducting; Music Management and Merchandising; Music Performance, General; Music Theory and Composition; Music, Other; Musicology and Ethnomusicology; Religious/Sacred Music; Voice and Opera. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Foreign Language.

Music Directors Personality Code: AS ) Growth: 13.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 ) Annual Earnings: $32,530 ) Education/Training Required: Master’s degree ) Self-Employed: 39.3% ) Part-Time: 39.5% )

Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs. Direct groups at rehearsals and live or recorded performances in order to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance dynamics, rhythm, and tempo. Meet with soloists and concertmasters to discuss and prepare for performances. Plan and schedule rehearsals and performances, and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

arrange details such as locations, accompanists, and instrumentalists. Position members within groups to obtain balance among instrumental or vocal sections. Study scores to learn the music in detail, and to develop interpretations. Use gestures to shape the music being played, communicating desired tempo, phrasing, tone, color, pitch, volume, and other performance aspects. Assign and review staff work in such areas as scoring, arranging, and copying music, and vocal coaching. Collaborate with music librarians to ensure availability of scores. Engage services of composers to write scores. Meet with composers to discuss interpretations of their work. Perform administrative tasks such as applying for grants, developing budgets, negotiating contracts, and designing and printing programs and other promotional materials. Audition and select performers for musical presentations. Conduct guest soloists in addition to ensemble members. Consider such factors as ensemble size and abilities, availability of scores, and the need for musical variety, in order to select music to be performed. Transcribe musical compositions and melodic lines to adapt them to a particular group, or to create a particular musical style. Confer with clergy to select music for church services. Coordinate and organize tours, or hire touring companies to arrange concert dates, venues, accommodations, and transportation for longer tours. Plan and implement fund-raising and promotional activities. SKILLS—Management of Personnel Resources; Coordination; Instructing; Time Management; Monitoring; Learning Strategies; Social Perceptiveness; Operations Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.05. Performing Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Actors; Choreographers; Composers; Dancers; Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Music Arrangers and Orchestrators; Music Directors and Composers; Musicians and Singers; Musicians, Instrumental; Public Address System and Other Announcers; Radio and Television Announcers; Singers; Talent Directors.

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EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Conducting; Music Management and Merchandising; Music Performance, General; Music Theory and Composition; Music, Other; Musicology and Ethnomusicology; Religious/Sacred Music; Voice and Opera. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Personnel and Human Resources; Administration and Management; Foreign Language; Transportation; English Language.

Musicians, Instrumental Personality Code: A ) Growth: 17.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 25,000 ) Annual Earnings: $37,380 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 38.3% ) Part-Time: 39.5% )

Play one or more musical instruments in recital, in accompaniment, or as members of an orchestra, band, or other musical group. Audition for orchestras, bands, or other musical groups. Improvise music during performances. Make or participate in recordings in music studios. Perform before live audiences. Play from memory or by following scores. Play musical instruments as soloists, or as members or guest artists of musical groups such as orchestras, ensembles, or bands. Practice musical instrument performances, individually or in rehearsal with other musicians, to master individual pieces of music and to maintain and improve skills. Compose original music such as popular songs, symphonies, or sonatas. Promote their own or their group’s music by participating in media interviews and other activities. Provide the musical background for live shows such as ballets, operas, musical theatre, and cabarets. Sight-read musical parts during rehearsals. Transpose music to alternate keys, or to 262

fit individual styles or purposes. Direct bands or orchestras. Specialize in playing a specific family of instruments and/or a particular type of music. Teach music for specific instruments. SKILLS—Instructing; Coordination; Active Learning; Learning Strategies; Management of Personnel Resources; Monitoring; Systems Analysis; Management of Material Resources. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.05. Performing Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Actors; Choreographers; Composers; Dancers; Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Music Arrangers and Orchestrators; Music Directors; Music Directors and Composers; Musicians and Singers; Public Address System and Other Announcers; Radio and Television Announcers; Singers; Talent Directors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Jazz/Jazz Studies; Music Pedagogy; Music Performance, General; Music, General; Music, Other; Piano and Organ; Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Education and Training; Psychology; History and Archeology; Communications and Media; Sociology and Anthropology.

Painters and Illustrators Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 16.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 4,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,420 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 55.5% ) Part-Time: 23.1% )

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Workers, All Other; Cartoonists; Commercial and Industrial Designers; Designers, All Other; Exhibit Designers; Fashion Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Floral Designers; Graphic Designers; Interior Designers; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers; Multi-Media Artists and Animators; Sculptors; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Art/Art Studies, General; Drawing; Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other; Fine/Studio Arts, General; Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator; Painting; Visual and Performing Arts, General. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Design; Chemistry; History and Archeology; Communications and Media; Engineering and Technology.

Photographers, Scientific Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 13.6% ) Annual Job Openings: 18,000 ) Annual Earnings: $25,050 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 52.5% ) Part-Time: 24.0% )

Photograph variety of subject material to illustrate or record scientific/medical data or phenomena, utilizing knowledge of scientific procedures and photographic technology and techniques. Photographs variety of subject material to illustrate or record scientific or medical data or phenomena, related to an area of interest. Sights and focuses camera to take picture of subject material to illustrate or record scientific or medical data or phenomena. Plans methods and procedures for photographing

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Paint or draw subject material to produce original artwork or illustrations, using watercolors, oils, acrylics, tempera, or other paint mediums. Renders drawings, illustrations, and sketches of buildings, manufactured products, or models, working from sketches, blueprints, memory, or reference materials. Paints scenic backgrounds, murals, and portraiture for motion picture and television production sets, glass artworks, and exhibits. Etches, carves, paints, or draws artwork on material, such as stone, glass, canvas, wood, and linoleum. Develops drawings, paintings, diagrams, and models of medical or biological subjects for use in publications, exhibits, consultations, research, and teaching. Studies style, techniques, colors, textures, and materials used by artist to maintain consistency in reconstruction or retouching procedures. Removes painting from frame or paint layer from canvas to restore artwork, following specified technique and equipment. Examines surfaces of paintings and proofs of artwork, using magnifying device, to determine method of restoration or needed corrections. Installs finished stained glass in window or door frame. Assembles, leads, and solders finished glass to fabricate stained glass article. Applies select solvents and cleaning agents to clean surface of painting and remove accretions, discolorations, and deteriorated varnish. Performs tests to determine factors, such as age, structure, pigment stability, and probable reaction to various cleaning agents and solvents. Confers with professional personnel or client to discuss objectives of artwork, develop illustration ideas, and theme to be portrayed. Brushes or sprays protective or decorative finish on completed background panels, informational legends, exhibit accessories, or finished painting. Integrates and develops visual elements, such as line, space, mass, color, and perspective to produce desired effect. SKILLS—Operations Analysis; Management of Material Resources; Installation; Quality Control Analysis; Repairing; Active Listening; Equipment Selection.

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subject material and set-up of required equipment. Observes and arranges subject material to desired position. Engages in research to develop new photographic procedure, materials, and scientific data. Sets up, mounts, or installs photographic equipment and cameras. Removes exposed film and develops film, using chemicals, touch up tools, and equipment. SKILLS—Science; Reading Comprehension; Equipment Selection; Technology Design; Active Learning; Operation and Control; Management of Material Resources; Writing. GOE—Interest Area: 02. Science, Math, and Engineering. Work Group: 02.05. Laboratory Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Biological Technicians; Chemical Technicians; Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health; Geological and Petroleum Technicians; Geological Data Technicians; Geological Sample Test Technicians; Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other; Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians; Nuclear Technicians. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Art/Art Studies, General; Commercial Photography; Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other; Photography; Photojournalism; Visual and Performing Arts, General. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Chemistry; Physics; Engineering and Technology; Medicine and Dentistry; Communications and Media.

Photographic Retouchers and Restorers Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 5.4% ) Annual Job Openings: 4,000 )

Annual Earnings: $20,370 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 4.0% ) Part-Time: 24.3% )

Retouch or restore photographic negatives and prints to accentuate desirable features of subject, using pencils, watercolors, or airbrushes. Cuts out masking template, using shears, and positions templates on picture to mask selected areas. Wipes excess color from portrait to produce specified shade, using cotton swab. Applies paint to retouch or enhance negative or photograph, using airbrush, pen, artist’s brush, cotton swab, or gloved finger. Rubs eraser or cloth over photograph to reduce gloss, remove debris, or prepare specified areas of illustration for highlighting. Paints negative with retouching medium, to ensure retouching pencil will mark surface of negative. Shades negative or photograph with pencil to smooth facial contours, conceal blemishes, stray hairs, or wrinkles, and soften highlights. Inks borders or lettering on illustration, using pen, brush, or drafting instruments. Examines drawing, negative, or photographic print to determine coloring, shading, accenting, and changes required to retouch or restore. Mixes ink or paint solutions, according to color specifications, color chart, and consistency desired. Trims edges of print to enhance appearance, using scissors or paper cutter. SKILLS—None met the criteria. GOE—Interest Area: 08. Industrial Production. Work Group: 08.03. Production Work. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Assemblers and Fabricators,

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All Other; Bakers, Manufacturing; Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders; Brazers; Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators; Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders; Chemical Equipment Tenders; Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders; Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders; Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers; Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic; Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders; Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Cutters and Trimmers, Hand; Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders; Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Design Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Electrotypers and Stereotypers; Embossing Machine Set-Up Operators; Engraver Set-Up Operators; Extruding and Forming Machine Operators and Tenders, Synthetic or Glass Fibers; Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers; Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders; Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers; Fiber Product Cutting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators; Film Laboratory Technicians; Fitters, Structural Metal—Precision; Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders; Food Batchmakers; Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders; Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders; Glass Cutting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products; Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand; Hand Compositors and Typesetters; Heaters, Metal and Plastic; Helpers—Production Workers; Job Printers; Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operators; Marking and Identification Printing Machine 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

Setters and Set-Up Operators; Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers; Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products; Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders; Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Mold Makers, Hand; Molding and Casting Workers; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic; Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators; Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders; Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers; Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operators and Tenders; Photographic Hand Developers; Photographic Process Workers; Photographic Processing Machine Operators; Photographic Reproduction Technicians; Plate Finishers; Platemakers; Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; Pourers and Casters, Metal; Precision Printing Workers; Prepress Technicians and Workers; Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders—Textile, Garment, and Related Materials; Printing Machine Operators; Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders; Production Helpers; Production Laborers; Production Workers, All Other; Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders; Sawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators; Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood; Scanner Operators; Semiconductor Processors; Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders; Sewers, Hand; Sewing Machine Operators; Sewing Machine Operators, Garment; Sewing Machine Operators, Non-Garment; Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders; Slaughterers and Meat Packers; Solderers; Soldering and Brazing Machine Operators and Tenders; Stone Sawyers; Strippers; Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters; Team Assemblers; Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders; Tire Builders; Welder-Fitters; Welders and Cutters; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers; Welders, Production; Welding Machine Operators and Ten-

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ders; Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Fine Arts; Chemistry.

Poets and Lyricists Personality Code: AI ) Growth: 16.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 23,000 ) Annual Earnings: $42,330 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 67.9% ) Part-Time: 24.2% )

Write poetry or song lyrics for publication or performance. Writes words to fit musical compositions, including lyrics for operas, musical plays, and choral works. Chooses subject matter and suitable form to express personal feeling and experience or ideas or to narrate story or event. Adapts text to accommodate musical requirements of composer and singer. Writes narrative, dramatic, lyric, or other types of poetry for publication. SKILLS—Writing; Reading Comprehension; Learning Strategies. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.02. Writing and Editing. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Copy Writers; Creative Writers; Editors; Media and Communication Workers, All Other; Technical Writers; Writers and Authors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Broadcast Journalism; Business/Corporate Communications; Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other; Creative Writing; English Composition; Family and Con266

sumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication; Journalism; Mass Communication/Media Studies; Playwriting and Screenwriting; Technical and Business Writing. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Fine Arts; Communications and Media; English Language.

Producers Personality Code: AE ) Growth: 18.3% ) Annual Job Openings: 10,000 ) Annual Earnings: $48,200 ) Education/Training Required: Work experience plus degree ) Self-Employed: 32.8% ) Part-Time: 9.1% )

Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing. Coordinate the activities of writers, directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process. Monitor post-production processes in order to ensure accurate completion of all details. Perform management activities such as budgeting, scheduling, planning, and marketing. Determine production size, content, and budget, establishing details such as production schedules and management policies. Compose and edit scripts, or provide screenwriters with story outlines from which scripts can be written. Conduct meetings with staff to discuss production progress and to ensure production objectives are attained. Resolve personnel problems that arise during the production process by acting as liaisons between dissenting parties when necessary. Produce shows for special occasions, such as holidays or testimonials. Edit and write news stories from information collected by reporters. Write and submit proposals to bid on contracts for projects. 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works


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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.01. Managerial Work in Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes; Art Directors; Athletes and Sports Competitors; Coaches and Scouts; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors; Producers and Directors; Program Directors; Technical Directors/Managers; Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Cinematography and Film/Video Production; Directing and Theatrical Production; Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General; Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other; Film/Cinema Stud50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

ies; Radio and Television; Theatre/Theatre Arts Management. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/ COURSES—Communications and Media; Clerical Studies; Administration and Management; English Language; Fine Arts; Sales and Marketing.

Professional Photographers Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 13.6% ) Annual Job Openings: 18,000 ) Annual Earnings: $25,050 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 52.5% ) Part-Time: 24.0% )

Photograph subjects or news worthy events, using still cameras, color or black-and-white film, and variety of photographic accessories. Frames subject matter and background in lens to capture desired image. Focuses camera and adjusts settings based on lighting, subject material, distance, and film speed. Selects and assembles equipment and required background properties, according to subject, materials, and conditions. Directs activities of workers assisting in setting up photographic equipment. Arranges subject material in desired position. Estimates or measures light level, distance, and number of exposures needed, using measuring devices and formulas. SKILLS—Equipment Selection; Management of Material Resources; Technology Design; Operation and Control; Management of Personnel Resources; Social Perceptiveness; Science; Monitoring; Equipment Maintenance; Systems Analysis. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.08. Media Technology. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Audio and Video Equipment Technicians; Broadcast Technicians;

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Hire directors, principal cast members, and key production staff members. Arrange financing for productions. Select plays, scripts, books, or ideas to be produced. Review film, recordings, or rehearsals to ensure conformance to production and broadcast standards. Perform administrative duties such as preparing operational reports, distributing rehearsal call sheets and script copies, and arranging for rehearsal quarters. Obtain and distribute costumes, props, music, and studio equipment needed to complete productions. Negotiate contracts with artistic personnel, often in accordance with collective bargaining agreements. Maintain knowledge of minimum wages and working conditions established by unions and/or associations of actors and technicians. Plan and coordinate the production of musical recordings, selecting music and directing performers. Negotiate with parties including independent producers, and the distributors and broadcasters who will be handling completed productions. Develop marketing plans for finished products, collaborating with sales associates to supervise product distribution. Determine and direct the content of radio programming. SKILLS—Coordination; Negotiation; Monitoring; Management of Personnel Resources; Writing; Time Management; Social Perceptiveness; Management of Financial Resources.

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Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture; Film and Video Editors; Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other; Photographers; Radio Operators; Sound Engineering Technicians. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Art/Art Studies, General; Commercial Photography; Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other; Photography; Photojournalism; Visual and Performing Arts, General. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Fine Arts; Communications and Media; Geography; Chemistry; Physics; Transportation.

Radio and Television Announcers Personality Code: AS ) Growth: –10.1% ) Annual Job Openings: 8,000 ) Annual Earnings: $20,940 ) Education/Training Required: Moderateterm on-the-job training ) Self-Employed: 34.4% ) Part-Time: 34.2% )

Talk on radio or television. May interview guests, act as master of ceremonies, read news flashes, identify station by giving call letters, or announce song title and artist. Prepare and deliver news, sports, and/or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots. Read news flashes to inform audiences of important events. Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, using memorized or read scripts, and/or ad-libs. Select program content, in conjunction with producers and assistants, based on factors such as program specialties, audience tastes, or requests from the public. Study

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background information in order to prepare for programs or interviews. Comment on music and other matters, such as weather or traffic conditions. Interview show guests about their lives, their work, or topics of current interest. Discuss various topics over the telephone with viewers or listeners. Host civic, charitable, or promotional events that are broadcast over television or radio. Make promotional appearances at public or private events in order to represent their employers. Operate control consoles. Announce musical selections, station breaks, commercials, or public service information, and accept requests from listening audience. Keep daily program logs to provide information on all elements aired during broadcast, such as musical selections and station promotions. Record commercials for later broadcast. Locate guests to appear on talk or interview shows. Describe or demonstrate products that viewers may purchase through specific shows or in stores. Coordinate games, contests, or other onair competitions, performing such duties as asking questions and awarding prizes. Attend press conferences in order to gather information for broadcast. Provide commentary and conduct interviews during sporting events, parades, conventions, and other events. Give network cues permitting selected stations to receive programs. SKILLS—Speaking; Time Management; Social Perceptiveness; Writing; Coordination; Monitoring; Persuasion; Active Listening. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.05. Performing Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Actors; Choreographers; Composers; Dancers; Directors—Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other; Music Arrangers and Orchestrators; Music Directors; Music Directors and Composers; Musicians and Singers; Musicians, Instrumental; Public Address System and Other Announcers; Singers; Talent Directors. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Broadcast Journalism; Radio and Television.

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Reporters and Correspondents Personality Code: AI ) Growth: 6.2% ) Annual Job Openings: 6,000 ) Annual Earnings: $31,240 ) Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree ) Self-Employed: 6.3% ) Part-Time: 14.4% )

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television. Report and write news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events. Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a particular story. Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines. Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details. Determine a story’s emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly. Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information. Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, and attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, and other functions. Investigate breaking news developments such as disasters, crimes, and human interest stories. Research and report on specialized fields such as medicine, science and technology, politics, foreign 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality © JIST Works

affairs, sports, arts, consumer affairs, business, religion, crime, or education. Receive assignments or evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas. Discuss issues with editors in order to establish priorities and positions. Check reference materials such as books, news files, and public records in order to obtain relevant facts. Revise work in order to meet editorial approval or to fit time or space requirements. Photograph or videotape news events, or request that a photographer be assigned to provide such coverage. Develop ideas and material for columns or commentaries by analyzing and interpreting news, current issues, and personal experiences. Transmit news stories or reporting information from remote locations, using equipment such as satellite phones, telephones, fax machines, or modems. Present live or recorded commentary via broadcast media. Conduct taped or filmed interviews or narratives. Edit or assist in editing videos for broadcast. Write columns, editorials, commentaries, or reviews that interpret events or offer opinions. SKILLS—Writing; Active Listening; Critical Thinking; Reading Comprehension; Active Learning; Time Management; Speaking; Persuasion.

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GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.03. News, Broadcasting and Public Relations. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Broadcast News Analysts; Caption Writers; Interpreters and Translators; Public Relations Specialists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Agricultural Communication/Journalism; Broadcast Journalism; Journalism; Journalism, Other; Mass Communication/Media Studies; Photojournalism; Political Communication. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/COURSES—Communications and Media; English Language; Geography; Sociology and Anthropology; Clerical Studies; Customer and Personal Service.

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Sculptors Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 16.5% ) Annual Job Openings: 4,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,420 ) Education/Training Required: Long-term on-the-job training

COURSES—Fine Arts; Design; Engineering and Technology; Building and Construction.

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Design and construct three-dimensional art works, using materials such as stone, wood, plaster, and metal and employing various manual and tool techniques. Carves objects from stone, concrete, plaster, wood, or other material, using abrasives and tools, such as chisels, gouges, and mall. Models substances, such as clay or wax, using fingers and small hand tools to form objects. Cuts, bends, laminates, arranges, and fastens individual or mixed raw and manufactured materials and products to form works of art. Constructs artistic forms from metal or stone, using metalworking, welding, or masonry tools and equipment. SKILLS—None met the criteria. GOE—Interest Area: 01. Arts, Entertainment, and Media. Work Group: 01.04. Visual Arts. Other Jobs in This Work Group: Artists and Related Workers, All Other; Cartoonists; Commercial and Industrial Designers; Designers, All Other; Exhibit Designers; Fashion Designers; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Floral Designers; Graphic Designers; Interior Designers; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers; Multi-Media Artists and Animators; Painters and Illustrators; Set and Exhibit Designers; Set Designers; Sketch Artists. EDUCATION/TRAINING PROGRAM(S)— Art/Art Studies, General; Ceramic Arts and Ceramics; Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other; Fine/Studio Arts, General; Sculpture; Visual and Performing Arts, General. RELATED KNOWLEDGE/

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Set Designers Personality Code: AR ) Growth: 20.9% ) Annual Job Openings: 2,000 ) Annual Earnings: $35,150 ) Education/Tra